badinage


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bad·i·nage

 (băd′n-äzh′)
n.
Light, playful banter.

[French, from Middle French, silliness, tomfoolery, from badin, silly, stupid, from Old Provençal, from badar, to gape, from Vulgar Latin *batāre; see bay2.]

badinage

(ˈbædɪˌnɑːʒ)
n
playful or frivolous repartee or banter
[C17: from French, from badiner to jest, banter, from Old Provençal badar to gape]

bad•i•nage

(ˌbæd nˈɑʒ, ˈbæd n ɪdʒ)

n., v. -naged, -nag•ing. n.
1. light, playful banter or raillery.
v.t.
2. to banter with or tease (someone) playfully.
[1650–60; < French, derivative of badiner to joke, trifle]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.badinage - frivolous banter
backchat, banter, raillery, give-and-take - light teasing repartee

badinage

noun banter, joking, teasing, mockery, chaff, pleasantry, repartee, wordplay, drollery, raillery, persiflage She tried to respond to his light-hearted badinage.

badinage

noun
Good-natured teasing:
Informal: ribbing.
Translations

badinage

[ˈbædɪnɑːʒ] Nchanzas fpl, bromas fpl

badinage

[ˈbædɪnɑːʒ] n (literary) (= banter) → badinage mbad language ngrossièretés fpl
to use bad language → dire des grossièretés
References in classic literature ?
So, with laughter and shouts and endless badinage and merriment, the guests take their places.
He turned deadly pale when he saw the writing, but still preserved his composure, and finished the playful warfare of badinage which he was at the moment carrying on with a lady opposite; and, a short time after, was missed from the circle.
I couldn't cope in badinage with the worthy Thomas, but I thought I knew a surer way to his heart, so I said, "Now, Mr.
Blanche met him with merry badinage and laughter, and even threw her arms around him.
Without ever quitting her tone of BADINAGE and playful superiority, she intoxicated me with the sense that I was necessary to her, that she was never at ease, unless I was near her, submitting to her playful tyranny.
All this in a fascinating voice with a ripple of badinage that seemed to play upon the sober surface of her thoughts.
Then, suddenly altering his tone, "Excuse this frivolous family badinage, Mr.
but gentlemanly) badinage to creep into your end of the dialogue.
Once our holiday- makers saw a horse and cart, and once a youth riding a black horse amidst the badinage of the passersby.
He had meant to confide in Lydgate, and discuss the money question with him, and he had meant to amuse himself for the few evenings of his stay by having a great deal of music and badinage with fair Rosamond, without neglecting his friends at Lowick Parsonage:--if the Parsonage was close to the Manor, that was no fault of his.
Anne, as she listened to the ceaseless badinage that went on between him and Phil, wondered if she had only imagined that look in his eyes when she had told him she could never care for him.
The man and the woman stood face to face - the light badinage which had been passing between them suddenly ended - the man, with his sin stripped bare, mercilessly exposed, the woman, his accuser, passionately eloquent, pouring out her scorn upon a mute victim.