playful repartee : banter
I enjoy working with Mondo, but sometimes his attempts to distract from the subject with badinage is more annoying than funny.
So this is one of those words you’ve probably heard or read, especially in fantasy and science-fantasy pieces. I didn’t know how it was spelled until now to be honest (possibly because of its french origin). I even had to use google’s text to voice software to recongnize it. Once I did though it clicked, I even remembered a scene in an episode of Babylon 5.