Other Word Forms of Repartee
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")
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