Synonyms for badinage

Grammar : Noun
Spell : bad-n-ahzh, bad-n-ij
Phonetic Transcription : ˌbæd nˈɑʒ, ˈbæd n ɪdʒ

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Définition of badinage

Origin :
  • "light railery," 1650s, from French badinage "playfulness, jesting," from badiner (v.) "to jest, joke," from badin "silly, jesting," from Old Provençal badar "to yawn, gape," from Late Latin badare "to gape," from *bat-, the root of abash.
  • noun joking around
Example sentences :
  • It passes from badinage into personalities and recriminations.
  • Extract from : « The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 10, No. 58, August, 1862 » by Various
  • As a smile dimpled its way into her cheeks, he tired of the badinage.
  • Extract from : « The Education of Eric Lane » by Stephen McKenna
  • And she had ignored it, taking it as badinage, and he had been too weak to brand it truth.
  • Extract from : « Garrison's Finish » by W. B. M. Ferguson
  • But I had no mind for badinage, and I turned my face from him sullenly.
  • Extract from : « A Daughter of Raasay » by William MacLeod Raine
  • "Killing them off" was a matter of badinage with the courtiers.
  • Extract from : « The Huguenots in France » by Samuel Smiles.
  • I felt that I was no match for my friend at badinage, and gave it up!
  • Extract from : « The Big Otter » by R.M. Ballantyne
  • Hugh, pausing in his badinage with Mrs. Rindge, looked at her.
  • Extract from : « A Modern Chronicle, Complete » by Winston Churchill
  • He walked slowly over to his mess, followed by the badinage of his superiors.
  • Extract from : « Tam O' The Scoots » by Edgar Wallace
  • He challenged me, in badinage, as though he had a right to say who should visit Wardour.
  • Extract from : « The Diamond Coterie » by Lawrence L. Lynch
  • While this badinage went on Trent gazed at the woman with idle curiosity.
  • Extract from : « Anthony Trent, Master Criminal » by Wyndham Martyn

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