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bad·i·nage / ˌbadnˈäzh/ • n. humorous or witty conversation: cultured badinage about art and life. ORIGIN: mid 17th cent.: from French, from badiner ‘to joke,’ from badin ‘fool,’ based on Provençal badar ‘gape.’

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badinagedécolletage, découpage, Lesage, maquillage, paysage, plage, potage, vernissage •triage • persiflage • fuselage • collage •ménage • badinage •counter-espionage • mirage •entourage • corsage • repêchage •frottage •montage, photomontage •cabotage

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badinage, badinerie (Fr.). Playfulness. Used as title of movement in 18th-cent. suite, e.g. Badinerie of J. S. Bach's Suite in B minor.

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badinage banter. XVII. — F., f. badin joker, buffoon.

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