raillery

[ rey-luh-ree ]
/ ˈreɪ lə ri /

noun, plural rail·ler·ies.

good-humored ridicule; banter.
a bantering remark.

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Origin of raillery

1645–55; <French raillerie, equivalent to Middle French raill(er) to rail2 + -erie-ery

SYNONYMS FOR raillery

1 jesting, joking, badinage, chaff, pleasantry.
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British Dictionary definitions for raillery

raillery
/ (ˈreɪlərɪ) /

noun plural -leries

light-hearted satire or ridicule; banter
an example of this, esp a bantering remark

Word Origin for raillery

C17: from French, from railler to tease, banter; see rail ²
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