Definition of

Banter

  1. (noun, communication) light teasing repartee
  2. (verb, communication) be silly or tease one another

via WordNet, Princeton University

Alternate forms of Banter

Derivations: banter

Hyponyms: badinage, persiflage

Hypernyms: bait, cod, rag, rally, razz, repartee, ride, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, tease, twit

Origin of the word Banter

  1. 1670s, slang, origin uncertain. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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