badinage

noun
ba·​di·​nage | \ ˌba-də-ˈnäzh How to pronounce badinage (audio) \

Definition of badinage

: playful repartee : banter

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Examples of badinage in a Sentence

the sophisticated badinage of the characters in plays by Oscar Wilde

First Known Use of badinage

circa 1658, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for badinage

borrowed from French, going back to Middle French, "foolishness, stupidity," from badiner "to banter, jest, play the fool" (verbal derivative of badin "silly, foolish," as noun, "fool, simpleton," borrowed from Occitan, from badar "to have the mouth wide open, gape"—going back to Vulgar Latin *batāre, perhaps of imitative origin—+ -in, adjective suffix) + -age -age

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The first known use of badinage was circa 1658

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