1. [syn: banter, raillery, give-and-take, backchat]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Raillery \Rail"ler*y\ (r[a^]l"l[~e]r*[y^] or r[=a]l"-; 277), n.
[F. raillerie, fr. railler. See Rail to scoff.]
Pleasantry or slight satire; banter; jesting language;
Let raillery be without malice or heat. --B. Jonson.
Studies employed on low objects; the very naming of
them is sufficient to turn them into raillery.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: light teasing repartee [syn: banter, raillery, give-
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
57 Moby Thesaurus words for "raillery":
badinage, banter, booing, catcalling, chaff, chaffing, derision,
exchange, fleering, flippancy, fooling, fooling around, frivolity,
give-and-take, good-natured banter, grinning, harmless teasing,
hissing, hooting, invective, jape, jeering, jest, jesting, jive,
joke, joking, josh, joshing, kidding, kidding around, leering,
levity, mockery, panning, persiflage, pleasantry, ragging,
rallying, razzing, repartee, ridicule, roasting, scoffing,
smart-aleckiness, smartness, smirking, sneering, snickering,
sniggering, snorting, sport, taunting, teasing, twit, twitting,