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banter Explained

banter at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


banter at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1676, slang, origin uncertain. ///

banter at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] friendly conversation in which people make a lot of jokes with and amusing remarks about each other// friendly/good-natured/light-hearted banter // banter with/between// --easy banter between her cousins// -- banter v [I] // --I watched the guys as they bantered with the waitresses.// -- bantering adj //

banter at Indonesian => English Of Explained:

fast, hastily, loud, quick

banter at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

102 Moby Thesaurus words for "banter":
backchat, badinage, beard, blandish, blarney, booing, brave,
buffoonery, cajole, catcalling, chaff, chaffing, challenge,
chitchat, clownishness, con, dare, defy, deride, derision,
exchange, face, fleering, flippancy, fool, foolery, fooling, front,
fun, give-and-take, gossip, gossipry, grinning, guy, harlequinade,
haze, hissing, hooting, horseplay, jape, jeering, jest, jesting,
jive, joke, joking, jolly, josh, joshing, kid, kidding, leering,
levity, make fun of, make merry with, mock, mockery, monkeyshines,
needle, outface, panning, persiflage, pleasantry, poke fun at,
put on, quiz, rag, ragging, raillery, rally, rallying, razz,
razzing, repartee, rib, ribbing, ride, ridicule, roast, roasting,
satirize, scoffing, shenanigans, small talk, smart-aleckiness,
smartness, smirking, sneering, snickering, sniggering, snorting,
soft-soap, sweet-talk, taunt, taunting, tease, teasing, tomfoolery,
twit, twitting, venture, wheedle

Banter at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Banter \Ban"ter\, n.
The act of bantering; joking or jesting; humorous or
good-humored raillery; pleasantry.

Part banter, part affection. --Tennyson.

Banter \Ban"ter\, v. t. [ imp. & p. p. {Bantered}(?); p. pr. &
vb. n. {Bantering}.] [Prob. corrupted fr. F. badiner to joke,
or perh. fr. E. bandy to beat to and fro. See {Badinage}, and
cf. {Barter} fr. OF. barater.]
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.

Hag-ridden by my own fancy all night, and then
bantered on my haggard looks the next day. --W.

2. To jest about; to ridicule in speaking of, as some trait,
habit, characteristic, and the like. [Archaic]

If they banter your regularity, order, and love of
study, banter in return their neglect of them.

3. To delude or trick, -- esp. by way of jest. [Obs.]

We diverted ourselves with bantering several poor
scholars with hopes of being at least his lordship's
chaplain. --De Foe.

4. To challenge or defy to a match. [Colloq. Southern and
Western U.S.]

banter at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : light teasing repartee [syn: {raillery}, {give-and-take}, {backchat}]
v : be silly or tease one another; "After we relaxed, we just
kidded around" [syn: {kid}, {chaff}, {jolly}, {josh}]

banter at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: was wotd » 2007|February|8



The origin is Inter: unk. » en|title=unknown.


* Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /ˈbæntə/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: IPA » /ˈbæntɚ/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-banter.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: rhymes » æntə(ɹ)


    Inter: en-noun » -

  • Good humoured, playful, typically spontaneous conversation.
    1. : It seemed like Id have to listen to her playful banter for hours.''


      Inter: trans-top » good humoured conversation

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|закачка, Inter: t+ » bg|задявка
  • Dutch: Inter: t- » nl|geplaag ,Inter: t+ » nl|scherts ,Inter: t- » nl|badinage
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|pilailu
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|plaisanterie|f ,Inter: t+ » fr|badinage|m
  • German: Gealbere {{n}} Inter: qualifier » colloquial, Wortgeplänkel {{n}}, Inter: t- » de|Geplänkel|n
  • Icelandic: stríðni {{f}}

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Polish: przekomarzanie się
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|caçoada|f, Inter: t+ » pt|brincadeira|f
    • Russian: шутливая беседа {{f}}
    • Scots: craic
    • Swedish: smågnabb, snack Inter: qualifier » colloquial, småprat

    Inter: trans-botto » m


    Inter: en-ver » b
  • Inter: intransitiv » e To engage in banter or playful conversation.
    1. Inter: intransitiv » e To play or do something amusing.
    2. Inter: transitiv » e To tease mildly.


      Inter: trans-top » to engage in banter

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|задявам се
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|schertsen
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|pilailla

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|badiner
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|albern
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|przekomarzać się

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to play or do something amusing
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to tease mildly
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|закачам се, Inter: t- » bg|шегувам се
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|plagen
    • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|kiusoitella
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|taquiner

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • German: necken, verulken
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|stríða
  • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|przekomarzać się
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|caçoar, Inter: t+ » pt|bulir

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * barnet, Barnet
    Category: Category:en:Talking -
    Translation: et » banter
    Translation: el » banter
    Translation: fa » banter
    Translation: fr » banter
    Translation: ko » banter
    Translation: io » banter
    Translation: id » banter
    Translation: it » banter
    Translation: kn » banter
    Translation: mg » banter
    Translation: ml » banter
    Translation: my » banter
    Translation: no » banter
    Translation: ps » banter
    Translation: pl » banter
    Category: simple:banter -
    Translation: fi » banter
    Translation: sv » banter
    Translation: ta » banter
    Translation: te » banter
    Translation: vi » banter
    Translation: zh » banter