Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To tease (someone) good-humoredly.
  • intransitive v. To make or exchange good-humored jokes; banter. See Synonyms at banter.
  • n. A teasing or joking remark.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Good natured banter
  • v. To tease someone in a kindly fashion
  • v. To make or exchange good-natured jokes.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To chaff; make fun of.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. be silly or tease one another

Etymologies

Origin unknown.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

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  • i'd rather be silly than josh.

    May 31, 2008

  • i'd rather be silly than josh.

    May 31, 2008

  • Don't be silly, Josh.

    May 30, 2008