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v. joshed, josh·ing, josh·es
To tease (someone) good-humoredly: She joshed her brother about his strange new haircut.
To make or exchange good-humored jokes; banter.
A teasing or joking remark.

[Origin unknown.]

josh′er n.
josh′ing·ly adv.
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in a joshing or jocular manner
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