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raillery 
5th-Sep-2009 05:59 pm
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I learned the meaning of this word today.


Dictionary
raillery |ˈrālərē|
noun
good-humored teasing.
ORIGIN mid 17th cent.: from French raillerie, from railler ‘to rail’ (see rail 2 ).

Thesaurus
raillery
noun
affectionate raillery teasing, mockery, chaff, ragging; banter, badinage; informal leg-pulling, joshing, ribbing, kidding.

And for those interested, here is Rail(2):

rail 2
verb [ intrans. ] ( rail against/at/about)
complain or protest strongly and persistently about : he railed at human fickleness.
DERIVATIVES
railer noun
ORIGIN late Middle English : from French railler, from Provençal ralhar ‘to jest,’ based on an alteration of Latin rugire ‘to bellow.’
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