verb (used with object), bad·i·naged, bad·i·nag·ing.
- badger game,
- badger plane,
- badger skunk,
- badger state,
- badlands national park,
- badly off
Origin of badinage
Examples from the Web for badinage
For another hour he kept patient, dawdling in Turner's place and giving as good as he got in the way of badinage.The Sheriff of Badger|George B. Pattullo
His vein had been badinage of the serious and reproving kind, and the girl had been bored to distraction.The Half-Hearted|John Buchan
It carries me back to my days at the play, I swear, to hear him and Lady Berenicia clashing rapiers in badinage.In the Valley|Harold Frederic
While this badinage went on Trent gazed at the woman with idle curiosity.Anthony Trent, Master Criminal|Wyndham Martyn
And Honey, who always responded in kind to any badinage, received this in silence.Angel Island|Inez Haynes Gillmore
Word Origin for badinage
"light railery," 1650s, from French badinage "playfulness, jesting," from badiner (v.) "to jest, joke," from badin "silly, jesting," from Old Provençal badar "to yawn, gape," from Late Latin badare "to gape," from *bat-, the root of abash.