How do you describe calling someone a loser in a "nice" way? What word can replace "nice"?
There's a specific word I'm looking for but cannot dig it out of my brain.
"I mean loser in a _____ way"
It's almost the opposite of "patronising" or "condescending".
Similar words but not quite right:
Someone calls me this word but I have known this person for a long time and know his humour and what he is like. He says the word often and with a great big smile on his face and arm over my shoulders. I find it funny/laugh when he says it. I am trying to describe this to another person who doesn't quite get it like I feel most people here don't!