banter

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ban·ter

 (băn′tər)
n.
Good-humored, playful, or teasing conversation.
v. ban·tered, ban·ter·ing, ban·ters
v.intr.
To engage in banter: bantered with her colleagues during a coffee break.
v.tr.
To speak to in a playful or teasing way: "She laughed and bantered him a little, remembering too late that she should have been dignified and reserved" (Kate Chopin).

[Origin unknown.]

ban′ter·er n.
ban′ter·ing·ly adv.

banter

(ˈbæntə)
vb
to speak to or tease lightly or jokingly
n
light, teasing, or joking language or repartee
[C17: of unknown origin]
ˈbanterer n

ban•ter

(ˈbæn tər)
n.
1. an exchange of light, playful remarks; good-natured raillery.
v.t.
2. to address with banter; chaff.
v.i.
3. to use banter.
[1660–70; orig. uncertain]
ban′ter•er, n.

banter


Past participle: bantered
Gerund: bantering

Imperative
banter
banter
Present
I banter
you banter
he/she/it banters
we banter
you banter
they banter
Preterite
I bantered
you bantered
he/she/it bantered
we bantered
you bantered
they bantered
Present Continuous
I am bantering
you are bantering
he/she/it is bantering
we are bantering
you are bantering
they are bantering
Present Perfect
I have bantered
you have bantered
he/she/it has bantered
we have bantered
you have bantered
they have bantered
Past Continuous
I was bantering
you were bantering
he/she/it was bantering
we were bantering
you were bantering
they were bantering
Past Perfect
I had bantered
you had bantered
he/she/it had bantered
we had bantered
you had bantered
they had bantered
Future
I will banter
you will banter
he/she/it will banter
we will banter
you will banter
they will banter
Future Perfect
I will have bantered
you will have bantered
he/she/it will have bantered
we will have bantered
you will have bantered
they will have bantered
Future Continuous
I will be bantering
you will be bantering
he/she/it will be bantering
we will be bantering
you will be bantering
they will be bantering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bantering
you have been bantering
he/she/it has been bantering
we have been bantering
you have been bantering
they have been bantering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bantering
you will have been bantering
he/she/it will have been bantering
we will have been bantering
you will have been bantering
they will have been bantering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bantering
you had been bantering
he/she/it had been bantering
we had been bantering
you had been bantering
they had been bantering
Conditional
I would banter
you would banter
he/she/it would banter
we would banter
you would banter
they would banter
Past Conditional
I would have bantered
you would have bantered
he/she/it would have bantered
we would have bantered
you would have bantered
they would have bantered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.banter - light teasing reparteebanter - light teasing repartee    
repartee - adroitness and cleverness in reply
badinage - frivolous banter
persiflage - light teasing
Verb1.banter - be silly or tease one anotherbanter - be silly or tease one another; "After we relaxed, we just kidded around"
bait, tantalise, tantalize, taunt, razz, twit, tease, cod, rag, rally, ride - harass with persistent criticism or carping; "The children teased the new teacher"; "Don't ride me so hard over my failure"; "His fellow workers razzed him when he wore a jacket and tie"

banter

noun
1. joking, kidding (informal), ribbing (informal), teasing, jeering, quipping, mockery, derision, jesting, chaff, pleasantry, repartee, wordplay, joshing, badinage, chaffing, raillery, persiflage She heard them exchanging good-natured banter.
verb
1. joke, kid (informal), rib (informal), tease, taunt, jeer, quip, josh (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), jest, take the mickey (informal), chaff They shared a cocktail and bantered easily.

banter

noun
Good-natured teasing:
Informal: ribbing.
verb
To tease or mock good-humoredly:
Informal: kid, rib, ride.
Slang: jive, rag, razz.
Translations
مزْح، مُزاح، دُعابَه
škádlenížertování
skæmtspøg
ugratás
stríîni
geraširdiškas juokavimas
ķircināšana
žartovanie
şakatakılma

banter

[ˈbæntəʳ]
A. Nbromas fpl, guasa f
B. VIbromear

banter

[ˈbæntər] n (= chat) → badinage m

banter

nGeplänkel nt; enough of this foolish banterlassen wir das alberne Gerede!
vt (old)verulken, necken

banter

[ˈbæntəʳ] nscherzi mpl bonari

banter

(ˈbӕntə) noun
friendly teasing. The sick boy was cheered up by the noisy banter of his friends.
References in classic literature ?
Indeed, sir," answered Jones, "I scorn the character of a banterer.
But you are afraid, just as any of us would be, to go out there naked, armed only with a knife and a piece of rope," said the banterer.
Where poofs are poofs, the depressed are mentally weak and where the dreaded dressing room banterers and pranksters are king.