Pronounced: kigh-ROP-tuh-ruhn, noun
Notes: I should have known this word
The word marivaudage means
- an affected writing style
- banter, especially of a flirtatious nature
The first usage comes goes back to the mid-1700s
Background / Comments
This word was named after a French novelist – Pierre de Marivau. He was known for the verbal preciousness of his romantic comedies.