noun rail·lery \ˈrā-lə-rē\

: friendly joking about or with somebody

plural rail·ler·ies

Full Definition of RAILLERY

:  good-natured ridicule :  banter
:  jest

Examples of RAILLERY

  1. <Luke had to put up with a lot of raillery from his sister the first time he asked a girl for a date.>

Origin of RAILLERY

French raillerie, from Middle French, from railler to mock
First Known Use: 1653
RAILLERIES Defined for Kids


noun rail·lery \ˈrā-lə-rē\

Definition of RAILLERY for Kids

:  an act or instance of making fun of someone in a good-natured way


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