Etymology: < French raillerie (a1495 in Middle French) < railler (see rail v.5) + -erie -ery suffix.
1.a. Good-humoured ridicule or banter, often disguising a serious purpose; teasing, mockery.
b. An instance of this; a satirical, teasing, or mocking remark.
2. Abuse, invective; unpleasant or unkind criticism; taunting. (OED)
"In the years following Kael’s rise to influence, her career swiftly acquired the social rhythms of a fall term in the seventh grade: best friends announced themselves; enemies followed; friends soured into enemies; enemies warmed into friends; and several people, friends and enemies alike, tired of the raillery and went off to play on their own. The underside of Kael’s contrarianism was a constant hunger for material to rage against, and many conflicts were (as seventh graders say) her own fault."
- Nathan Heller, "What she said: The doings and undoings of Pauline Kael", 24 October 2011 The New Yorker