Raillery vs Badinage - What's the difference?

raillery | badinage |


As nouns the difference between raillery and badinage

is that raillery is good-natured ridicule, jest or banter while badinage is playful raillery; banter.

As a verb badinage is

to engage in or playful banter.

raillery

English

Noun

(railleries)
  • good-natured ridicule, jest or banter
  • * 1847 , , (Jane Eyre), Chapter XVIII
  • *:Excitement instantly seized the whole party: a running fire of raillery and jests was proceeding when Sam returned.
  • badinage

    English

    Noun

    (-)
  • Playful raillery; banter.
  • * 1994 , Lawrence G. DiTillio, Babylon 5 , "(Spider in the Web)", 13m 19s
  • [Talia:] You'll forgive me if I'm not in the mood for your usual badinage .
  • * 2005 , The Times (London), October 31
  • "No, this was more a night of bellowed barbed badinage , boisterous BS, outrageous declamations and defiant roars."

    Verb

  • To engage in or playful banter.