Originally Posted by PrincessFiona60
Playful raillery; banter.
Badinage is from the French badinage which is from the French verb batiner. It seems to me that the Latin *bat- is the root of abash...which is to destroy the self-confidence of s/one. A derogatory term from the same root. (Not closely related to badinage, but shares some of the same etymology--sort of like a family tree with first cousin x times removed).