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BANTER

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does banter mean? 

BANTER (noun)
  The noun BANTER has 1 sense:

1. light teasing repartee

  Familiarity information: BANTER used as a noun is very rare.


BANTER (verb)
  The verb BANTER has 1 sense:

1. be silly or tease one another

  Familiarity information: BANTER used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BANTER (noun)


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Meaning:

Light teasing repartee

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

backchat; banter; raillery; give-and-take

Hypernyms ("banter" is a kind of...):

repartee (adroitness and cleverness in reply)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "banter"):

badinage (frivolous banter)

persiflage (light teasing)


BANTER (verb)


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Meaning:

Be silly or tease one another

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

banter; chaff; jolly; josh; kid

Context example:

After we relaxed, we just kidded around

Hypernyms (to "banter" is one way to...):

bait; cod; rag; rally; razz; ride; tantalise; tantalize; taunt; tease; twit (harass with persistent criticism or carping)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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