- light, playful banter or raillery.
verb (used with object), bad·i·naged, bad·i·nag·ing.
- to banter with or tease (someone) playfully.
- playful or frivolous repartee or banter
“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.