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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.]
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playful or frivolous repartee or banter
[C17: from French, from badiner to jest, banter, from Old Provençal badar to gape]
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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]
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noun banter, joking, teasing, mockery, chaff, pleasantry, repartee, wordplay, drollery, raillery, persiflage She tried to respond to his light-hearted badinage.
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badinage[ˈbædɪnɑːʒ] n (literary) (= banter) → badinage mbad language n → grossièretés fpl
to use bad language → dire des grossièretés
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