Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To tease (someone) good-humoredly.
  • intransitive verb To make or exchange good-humored jokes; banter.
  • noun A teasing or joking remark.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To chaff; make fun of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Good natured banter
  • verb transitive To tease someone in a kindly fashion
  • verb intransitive To make or exchange good-natured jokes.

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

  • verb be silly or tease one another

Etymologies

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

[Origin unknown.]

Examples

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  • Don't be silly, Josh.

    May 30, 2008

  • i'd rather be silly than josh.

    May 31, 2008

  • i'd rather be silly than josh.

    May 31, 2008

  • This word is campaigning for Bernie Sanders.

    February 4, 2016