Banter Definition

băntər
bantered, bantering, banters
noun
banters
Good-humored, playful, or teasing conversation.
American Heritage
Good-natured teasing, ridicule, or joking.
Webster's New World
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.
YourDictionary

Good-humoured, playful, typically spontaneous conversation.

It seemed like I'd have to listen to her playful banter for hours.
Wiktionary
verb
bantered, bantering, banters
To engage in banter.
Bantered with her colleagues during a coffee break.
American Heritage
To tease or make fun of in a playful, good-natured way.
Webster's New World
To exchange banter (with someone)
Webster's New World
To speak to in a playful or teasing way.
American Heritage
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.
YourDictionary
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Origin of Banter

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • The origin is unknown.

    From Wiktionary

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