Repartee meaning

rĕpər-tē, -tā, -är-
Conversation marked by the exchange of witty retorts.
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Repartee is fast-paced, witty conversation.

Fast-paced dialogue between hosts of a great, clever and funny talk show is an example of repartee.

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A swift, witty reply.
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A quick, witty reply.
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A series of such rejoinders.
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Skill in making witty replies.
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A swift, witty reply, especially one that is amusing.
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A conversation marked by a series of witty retorts.
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To reply with a repartee.
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To have a repartee (conversation marked by repartees)
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Origin of repartee

  • 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 perə-2 in Indo-European roots)

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

  • From French repartie, deverbal of repartir (“to retort")

    From Wiktionary