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Definition of Banter


  1. 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.
  2. To jest about; to ridicule in speaking of, as some trait, habit, characteristic, and the like.
  3. To delude or trick, -- esp. by way of jest.
  4. To challenge or defy to a match.
  5. The act of bantering; joking or jesting; humorous or good-humored raillery; pleasantry.

Banter Translations

banter in French is taquiner
banter in German is necken
banter in Italian is punzecchiare