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 Badinage.Badingueux. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Badinguet,
 
A nickname given to Napoleon III. It was the name of the workman whose clothes he wore when he contrived to escape from the fort of Ham, in 1846.   1
        “If Badinguet and Bismarck have a row together let them settle it between them with their fists, instead of troubling hundreds of thousands of men who … have no wish to fight.”—Zola: The Downfall, chap. ii. (1892).
 


 Badinage.Badingueux. 

 
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