1. 〔遊び〕play;〔冗談〕fun, (a) joke;〔男女の〕flirtation
    • 戯れに
    • 〔面白半分に〕in [for] fun/in sport/〔冗談に〕in jest/as a joke
    • それは戯れに言ったことだ
    • I said it just 「as a joke [in jest].
    • 絵を描き始めたのも最初はほんの戯れだった
    • At first I painted pictures out of mere caprice.
    • 彼とのことは戯れにすぎない
    • She's 「only flirting with [not at all serious about] him.
    • 彼の愛は一時の戯れにすぎなかった
    • His love was just [only] a passing fancy./He was just playing with love.