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 Badger (To).Badinguet, 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Badinage.
 
Playful raillery, banter (French), from the verb badiner, to joke or jest. The noun badine means a switch, and in France they catch wild ducks by covering a boat with switches, in which the ducks seek protection. A person quizzed is like these wild ducks.   1
 


 Badger (To).Badinguet, 

 
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