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banter

noun

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(Entry 1 of 2)

good-natured teasing or exchanging of clever remarks
  • members of the Algonquin Round Table were known for their brilliant and witty banter

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banter

verb

Synonyms of banter (Entry 2 of 2)

to make jokes
  • the teacher bantered pleasantly, albeit a bit awkwardly, with the students at the school dance

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The first known use of banter was in 1653

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“Banter.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/banter. Accessed 17 May. 2022.

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