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Definition of banter:

  1. The act of bantering; joking or jesting; humorous or good- humored raillery; pleasantry.
  2. To address playful good- natured ridicule to, - the person addressed, or something pertaining to him, being the subject of the jesting; to rally; as, he bantered me about my credulity.
  3. To challenge or defy to a match.
  4. To delude or trick, - esp. by way of jest.
  5. To jest about; to ridicule in speaking of, as some trait, habit, characteristic, and the like.


irony, teasing, badinage, give-and-take, taunt, sarcasm, backchat, mockery, raillery, reciprocation, laughter, interchange, satire, jeering, derision, chaff, word, josh, kid, ribbing, jolly, pull the leg of, fun, discussion, ridicule, joking.

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