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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Badinage  \Ba`di`nage"\,  n.  [F.,  fr  badiner  to  joke,  OF  to 
  trifle,  be  silly,  fr  badin  silly.] 
  Playful  raillery;  banter.  ``He  .  .  .  indulged  himself  only  in 
  an  elegant  badinage.''  --Warburton. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  badinage 
  n  :  frivolous  banter 




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