banter definition

  • noun:
    • Good-humored, playful discussion.
    • Good humoured, playful, typically natural discussion.
    • The act of bantering; joking or jesting; funny or good-humored raillery; pleasantry.
    • A joking or jesting; good-humored ridicule or raillery; wit or laughter; pleasantry.
    • difficult to a match or competition; the match or competition it self.
    • light teasing repartee
    • Good-humored, playful discussion.
    • Good humoured, playful, typically spontaneous conversation.
    • The work of bantering; joking or jesting; entertaining or good-humored raillery; pleasantry.
    • A joking or jesting; good-humored ridicule or raillery; wit or laughter; pleasantry.
    • difficult to a match or competition; the match or competition it self.
    • light teasing repartee
  • verb-transitive:
    • To talk with in a playful or teasing method.
    • To address playful good-natured ridicule to, -- the person resolved, or something like that with respect to him, becoming the main topic of the jesting; to rally.
    • To jest about; to ridicule in these are, as some characteristic, habit, characteristic, and the like.
    • To delude or fool, -- esp. by means of jest.
    • To challenge or defy to a match.
    • To talk with in a playful or teasing method.
    • to handle playful good-natured ridicule to, -- the individual addressed, or something pertaining to him, being the subject of the jesting; to rally.
    • To jest about; to ridicule in these are, as some trait, practice, characteristic, and stuff like that.
    • To delude or deceive, -- esp. by means of jest.
    • To challenge or defy to a match.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • To exchange mildly teasing remarks.
    • to change moderately teasing remarks.
  • verb:
    • To engage in banter or playful conversation.
    • To play or take action amusing.
    • To tease moderately.
    • be ridiculous or tease the other person
    • To engage in banter or playful conversation.
    • to relax and play or take action amusing.
    • To tease averagely.
    • be silly or tease one another
  • others:
    • To address good-humored raillery to; assault with jokes or jests; make enjoyable of; rally.
    • To impose upon or cheat, initially in a jesting or bantering means; bamboozle.
    • To challenge; invite to a contest.
    • to handle good-humored raillery to; assault with jokes or jests; make enjoyable of; rally.
    • To enforce upon or cheat, originally in a jesting or bantering method; bamboozle.
    • To challenge; invite to a contest.

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