badine

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search
See also: badiné

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Phonetik.svg This entry needs pronunciation information. If you are familiar with enPR or the IPA then please add some!

Noun[edit]

badine (plural badines)

  1. A short, decorated switch or rod, carried by the fashionable in the 18th and 19th centuries.
    • 1798, The Gentleman's Magazine (London, England) - Volume 83, page 4:
      A badine, or switch, dangles in the hand of the beau, whose bare head is dressed with enormous curls, and a fore-top.
    • 1817, Montagu Pennington, Letters from Mrs. Elizabeth Carter, to Mrs. Montagu, Between the years 1755 and 1800:
      Amidst all those shocking scenes the Due d'Orleans walked along the streets of Versailles, playing with a badine, smiling at the mob, and, in one instance, directed them with his hand which way to turn.
    • 1837 Thomas Carlyle, The French Revolution: A History
      Lafayette's Carriage, flaring with lights, rolls this moment… through the inner Arch of the Carrousel, — where a Lady shaded in broad gypsy-hat, ... stands aside to let it pass, and has even the whim to touch a spoke of it with her badine, — light little magic rod which she calls badine, such as the Beautiful then wore
    • 1883, Sarah Tytler, Marie Antoinette: The Woman and the Queen, page 167:
      She had indeed issued from the palace in a plain gown and gipsy hat, carrying a badine, or slight stick, such as ladies then used.
    • 2007, Lee Haring, Stars and Keys: Folktales and Creolization in the Indian Ocean, ISBN 0253000009:
      So one of the three, Badine, he said he had a badine with him that would wake all dead things. Even living things it would make die and then bring back with that badine.

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

badine

  1. feminine singular of badin

Noun[edit]

badine f (plural badines)

  1. switch (stick)
  2. a small bendy walking stick, walking cane
  3. tong (to use in a fireplace)

Verb[edit]

badine

  1. first-person singular present indicative of badiner
  2. third-person singular present indicative of badiner
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of badiner
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of badiner
  5. second-person singular imperative of badiner

Further reading[edit]