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Friday, November 17, 2000

Definitions for raillery

  1. Good-humored banter or teasing.
  2. An instance of good-humored teasing; a jest.

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Citations for raillery
I moved from one knot of people to another, surrounded by a kind of envious respect because of Sophie's interest in me, although subjected to a certain mordant raillery from some of this witty company. Peter Brooks, World Elsewhere
Her raillery and mockery are fun -- but ultimately rather tiring, and tiresome. Barbara Grizzuti Harrison, New York Times
Origin of raillery
1645-1655
Raillery is from French raillerie, from Old French railler, "to tease, to mock."