An example of badinage is poking fun at a friend about an unflattering shirt.
Origin of badinageFrench from badiner, to jest, make merry from badin, fool from Provençal badar, to gape from Vulgar Latin an unverified form batare, to gape, trifle
Origin of badinageFrench from Middle French silliness, tomfoolery from badin silly, stupid from Old Provençal from badar to gape from Vulgar Latin batāre ; see bay2.
(third-person singular simple present badinages, present participle badinaging, simple past and past participle badinaged)
- To engage in badinage or playful banter.
From French badinage, from the verb badiner (“to jest, joke”).