What does the word badinage mean?

Usage examples for 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 by Robert W. Chambers
  2. But there is more in this light badinage of the girls than a description of Rosaline. – The Man Shakespeare by 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 by Harold Bindloss