EMEDD Citations for "badin"

Ian Lancashire
University of Toronto

for the Shakespeare Association of America
San Francisco 1999

  1. badin (French entry by Randle Cotgrave 1611)

    Badin: m. as Badault; also, a Iugler; Tumbler; or any such sport-maker. Badin enfarine; & Badin sans farine. A notable coxcombe, an Asse in graine; also, a foole, or vice in a play. Aller en badin. To goe slowly, as one that seemes to count the steps he sets. Escholier babillard prez le feu, & badin hors la classe: Prov. Looke Escolier.

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