badinage
[ bad-n-ahzh ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Mid 17th century; Provencal from French, from badiner ‘to joke’, from badin ‘fool’, based on Provençal badar ‘gape’
Synonyms
  • banter
  • fool
  • persiflage
  • raillery
  • repartee
  • ribbing
  • teasing
Antonyms
  • argument
  • disagreement
  • fight
  • question
Definition
light, playful banter or raillery
Example
Badinage is encouraged in our social group, as long as it's all in good fun.
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