Origin of banter17th-c. slang from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
Banter between two friends.
- The definition of banter is a playful conversation.
Two people joking in a bar about which is the better football team is an example of banter.
- Banter is defined as teasing or joking with someone in a friendly way.
The way a musician speaks to their audience between songs is an example of banter.
verbban·tered, ban·ter·ing, ban·ters
Origin of banterOrigin unknown
(third-person singular simple present banters, present participle bantering, simple past and past participle bantered)
The origin is unknown.