Banter vs Badinage - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between banter and badinage
is that banter
is good humoured, playful, typically spontaneous conversation while badinage
is playful raillery; banter.
As verbs the difference between banter and badinage
is that banter
is to engage in banter or playful conversation while badinage
is to engage in or playful banter.
Good-humoured, playful, typically spontaneous conversation.
- It seemed like I'd have to listen to her playful banter for hours.
To engage in banter or playful conversation.
To play or do something amusing.
To tease (someone) mildly.
* Washington Irving
* Charlotte Brontë
- Hag-ridden by my own fancy all night, and then bantered on my haggard looks the next day.
To joke about; to ridicule (a trait, habit, etc.).
- Mr. Sweeting was bantered about his stature—he was a little man, a mere boy in height and breadth compared with the athletic Malone
To delude or trick; to play a prank upon.
* Daniel De Foe
- If they banter' your regularity, order, and love of study, ' banter in return their neglect of them.
(transitive, US, Southern and Western, colloquial) To challenge to a match.
- We diverted ourselves with bantering several poor scholars with hopes of being at least his lordship's chaplain.
* (tease) kid, wind up
Playful raillery; banter.
* 1994 , Lawrence G. DiTillio, Babylon 5 , "(Spider in the Web)", 13m 19s
* 2005 , The Times (London), October 31
- [Talia:] You'll forgive me if I'm not in the mood for your usual badinage .
- "No, this was more a night of bellowed barbed badinage , boisterous BS, outrageous declamations and defiant roars."
To engage in or playful banter.