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rep·ar·tee(rĕp′ər-tē′, -tā′, -är-)
1. A swift, witty reply.
2. Conversation marked by the exchange of witty retorts.
[French repartie, from feminine past participle of repartir, to retort, from Old French, to retort, to depart again : re-, re- + partir, to depart (from Latin partīre, to divide, from pars, part-, part; see perə- in Indo-European roots).]
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1. a sharp, witty, or aphoristic remark made as a reply
2. terse rapid conversation consisting of such remarks
3. skill in making sharp witty replies or conversation
[C17: from French repartie, from repartir to retort, from re- + partir to go away]
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rep•ar•tee(ˌrɛp ərˈti, -ˈteɪ, -ɑr-)
1. a quick, witty reply.
2. conversation full of such replies.
3. skill in repartee.
[1635–45; < French repartie retort, n. use of feminine past participle of repartir, Middle French, =re- re- + partir to part]
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|Noun||1.||repartee - adroitness and cleverness in reply|
humor, wit, witticism, wittiness, humour - a message whose ingenuity or verbal skill or incongruity has the power to evoke laughter
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noun wit, banter, riposte, pleasantry, sally, wordplay, witticism, bon mot, badinage, raillery, persiflage, wittiness clever chat-up lines or witty repartee
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repartee[ˌrɛpɑːrˈtiː] n → repartie f
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