The definition of badinage is fun, light-hearted teasing.(noun)
An example of badinage is poking fun at a friend about an unflattering shirt.
See badinage in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: Fr < badiner, to jest, make merry < badin, fool < Prov badar, to gape < VL *batare, to gape, trifle
See badinage in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: , from badin, joker
Origin: , from Provençal badar, to gape
Origin: , from Latin *batāre.
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