joking relationship

noun

Definition of joking relationship 

: an institutionalized relationship of pronounced familiarity between specified relatives widely found in some cultures and involving the exchange of frequently sexually colored banter, jocular insults, and the playing of tricks upon one another — compare avoidance sense 5

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