Definition of badinage noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//ˈbædɪnɑːʒ//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌbædənˈɑːʒ//
[uncountable](from French, literary)
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friendly joking between people synonym banter Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French, from badiner ‘to joke’, from badin ‘fool’, based on Provençal badar ‘gape’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: badinage