Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Definitions for badinage
- Light, playful talk; banter.
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Citations for badinage
Ken was determined to put the cares of the world behind him and do what he loved best -- having a few celebrity friends round and enjoying an evening of anecdote and badinage over a bottle or two of vintage bubbly and some tasty cheese straws.
The badinage was inconsequential, reduced to who knew whom and wasn't the weather glorious in St. Tropez, or the Bahamas, Hawaii, or Hong Kong?
Origin of badinage
Badinage comes from French, from badiner, "to trifle, to joke," badin, "playful, jocular."