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Noun: banter  ban-tu(r)
  1. Light teasing repartee
    - raillery, give-and-take, backchat [Brit, informal], josh [N. Amer, informal], borax [Austral, informal], borak [Austral, informal], bants [Brit, informal]
Verb: banter  ban-tu(r)
  1. Be silly or tease one another
    - kid [informal], chaff, jolly [informal], josh [informal]

Derived forms: banters, bantering, bantered

Type of: bait, cod [Brit, informal], rag, rally, razz [N. Amer, informal], repartee, ride [N. Amer, informal], taunt, tease, twit [informal], wind up [Brit, informal]

Encyclopedia: Banter