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badinage

[ bad-n-ahzh, bad-n-ij ]
/ 藢b忙d n藞蓱蕭, 藞b忙d n 瑟d蕭 /
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noun
light, playful banter or raillery.
verb (used with object), bad路i路naged, bad路i路nag路ing.
to banter with or tease (someone) playfully.
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Origin of badinage

1650鈥60; <French, equivalent to badin(er) to joke, trifle (verbal derivative of badin joker, banterer <Old Proven莽al: fool; bad(ar) to gape (<Vulgar Latin bat膩re;cf. bay2) + -in<Latin -墨nus-ine1) + -age-age
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British Dictionary definitions for badinage

badinage
/ (藞b忙d瑟藢n蓱藧蕭) /

noun
playful or frivolous repartee or banter

Word Origin for badinage

C17: from French, from badiner to jest, banter, from Old Proven莽al badar to gape
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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