The badinage ceased instantly and an ominous silence fell upon the whole assemblage.
As a smile dimpled its way into her cheeks, he tired of the badinage.
He supposed it a nonsensical form of badinage, and yet it took his breath.
"Killing them off" was a matter of badinage with the courtiers.
Hungry men from the shops and offices and garages of the district were bent on food (not badinage).
I felt that I was no match for my friend at badinage, and gave it up!
He was not so unpractical as he seemed, our friend Tristram, with all his badinage and transparent sophistries.
He walked slowly over to his mess, followed by the badinage of his superiors.
It passes from badinage into personalities and recriminations.
While this badinage went on Trent gazed at the woman with idle curiosity.
"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.