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

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.]

bantered at English (WD) Of Explained:



  • Inter: past of » banter

  • Translation: de » bantered
    Translation: fr » bantered
    Translation: mg » bantered
    Translation: ml » bantered
    Translation: my » bantered
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    Translation: sv » bantered