Meaning of “badinage” in the English Dictionary

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"badinage" in English

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badinagenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbæd.ɪ.nɑːʒ/ us /ˈbæd.ɪ.nɑːʒ/ literary

Examples from literature

  • Badinage was exchanged freely with friends standing on the platform. 
  • He does so dearly love badinage. 
  • She waved aside his two-edged badinage. 
  • Still she refused to meet him on his ground of badinage. 
  • This may sound like badinage, but it is uttered in sad earnest. 

(Definition of “badinage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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