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Word: Badinage

Badinage (Noun)

Sentence with Context:

Theron brings some serious martial arts chops to this action spy thriller set in 80s East Berlin. She will sashay through some neon-lit nightclub and accept with a knowing smile a Stoli on the rocks and some badinage from the barman, before putting the smackdown on some brutish thug.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Holland’s portrayal of a brutally green, teenage take on the webslinger suggested he will be a fascinating addition to the Marvel universe. As Spider-Man, he was more than a match for his superhero elders in terms of both balletic athleticism and searing badinage.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Halfway through the salty feast a weirdly taciturn character in oppressive layers of plasticky fancy dress would emerge from a doorway and engage in mime-based badinage with the children present, some of whom would lovingly take turns to land a punch on their new friend.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Meaning: Humorous or witty conversation; Delicate and refined banter


Banter, Wordplay, Repartee, Wordplay, Persiflage, Raillery


Bullying, Depression, Drama, Seriousness

Mnemonic (Memory Aid): How To Remember?

Read “Badinage” as “Bad + In + Age“. Imagine yourself making a bad joke regarding the age of a friend in a harmless yet refined way. The friend does not mind the banter and laughs with you at the suggestion. Remember thus.

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