Badinage definition

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Playful, teasing talk; banter.
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Light, playful banter.
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The definition of badinage is fun, light-hearted teasing.

An example of badinage is poking fun at a friend about an unflattering shirt.

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Playful raillery; banter.
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To engage in badinage or playful banter.
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Origin of badinage

  • French from badin joker from Provençal badar to gape from Latin batāre

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French badinage, from the verb badiner (“to jest, joke”).

    From Wiktionary