Definitions of pleasantry

  1. an agreeable or amusing remark; "they exchange pleasantries" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. That which denotes or promotes pleasure or good humor; cheerfulness; gayety; merriment; especially, an agreeable playfulness in conversation; a jocose or humorous remark; badinage. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. Merriment; lively talk; gaiety; a laughable speech or joke; a jest. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  4. Anything that promotes pleasure: merriment: lively talk. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  5. Lively talk; sport. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  6. Playfulness; jest. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  7. Gaiety; merriment; sprightly sayings; lively talk; humorous effusion. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Gaiety; merriment; humour; lively talk. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. Jocularity; humorous speech, jest. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  10. n. Gayety; merriment;—gentle raillery; liveliness; a sprightly saying; lively talk. Cabinet Dictionary