badinage

Part of speech: noun

Playful raillery; banter.

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Usage examples "badinage":

  1. And after a while Hamil found himself sitting silent, a partly burnt cigar between his fingers, watching Wayward and his youthful aunt in half- intimate, half- formal badinage, elbow to elbow on the cloth. - "The Firing Line", Robert W. Chambers.
  2. But there is more in this light badinage of the girls than a description of Rosaline. - "The Man Shakespeare", Frank Harris.
  3. The girl, who had imagination, could picture the dimly- lighted shanty and the bronzed and ragged men flinging their long boots, as well as very pointed badinage, at the comrade who tried to read. - "The Gold Trail", Harold Bindloss.