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badinage (noun) playful, joking talk, usually among friends.
A very informal, humorous, and jovial conversation among friends, or people otherwise close to one another, is badinage. When you and your friends are together and spend time joking and teasing one another, you all indulge in badinage. Badinage provides the lighter moments of our life.
- Easygoing and jovial Frank is always there to relieve his friends of their serious moments and provide them with a little relaxation with his major participation in their badinage.
- The businessman's whole time is taken up by his business matters. He never has an occasion for badinage even with his wife and daughter, both of whom are jovial.