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Definition of "banter" []

  • Good-humored, playful conversation. (noun)
  • To speak to in a playful or teasing way. (verb-transitive)
  • To exchange mildly teasing remarks. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "banter" in a sentence
  • "The combo of Adam Scott (previously), Ken Marino, Ryan Hansen, Lizzy Caplan, and Martin Starr positively slays me, and the banter is as weird and amazing as anything on 30 Rock."
  • "I love being on a PSU, the banter is the best bit and getting petrol bombed once a year is sooo much fun."
  • "But, frankly, I'd rather point out that having Spitzer and Parker sit so close together and trade sly banter is just plain creepy."