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



BrE BrE//ˈreɪləri//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈreɪləri//
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friendly joking about a person Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French raillerie, from railler ‘to rail’, from Provençal ralhar ‘to jest’, based on an alteration of Latin rugire ‘to bellow’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: raillery