Raillery



[rey-luh-ree] /ˈreɪ lə ri/

noun, plural railleries.
1.
good-humored ridicule; banter.
2.
a bantering remark.
/ˈreɪlərɪ/
noun (pl) -leries
1.
light-hearted satire or ridicule; banter
2.
an example of this, esp a bantering remark
n.

“good-humored ridicule,” 1650s, from rail (v.) + -ery, or perhaps from French raillerie, from Middle French railler “to tease” (see rail (v.1)).

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