banter banter  /ˈbæn tər/


  1. (n) light teasing repartee
  2. (v) be silly or tease one another


  1. Sarah was not amused with the flirty banter of John.
  2. Kate concealed her plans with this banter: "I may go out by submarine to escape being followed by you".


  1. Giving MLB a Fairness Grade for Each Dodgers-Diamondbacks Brawl Suspension

    After nearly three days to break down the tape, banter in the league offices and let the aftermath of the Dodgers-Diamonbacks brawl simmer down, Major League Baseball has announced the suspensions for each of the combatants involved in the scuffle at Dodger Stadium. Between the two teams, eight uniformed members have received disciplinary action. How fair were the suspensions? Let's take a look ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. Buzz on the Street: Investors Prepare for Fed Announcement After Volatile Week

    A look back at the happenings on Wall Street this week, as seen by Minyanville's Buzz & Banter.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Minyanville via Yahoo! Finance

  3. Navigating the System Formerly Known as Capitalism

    Editor's Note: Todd posts his vibes in real time each day on our Buzz & Banter . My apologies for being MIA on our real-time Buzz & Banter yesterday after posting my
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Nasdaq


  1. "It was good to get a win and good to get a nice start at the top with Straussy," Kieswetter said. "We batted nicely together, got a good bit of banter going and I thought we dovetailed quite well together. We'd like to think we can (continue...
    on Jun 20, 2010 By: Craig Kieswetter Source:

  2. "I apologise for any offence I have caused. I was joining in the light-hearted and fun banter of the show and went too far. I was wrong to do this and it will never happen again," Barrowman added. "I really appreciate the great support I have...
    on Dec 2, 2008 By: John Barrowman Source:

  3. Asked about the fluke, Selby added on BBC2: "I couldn't believe it happened. I said to Mark 'I can't believe you left me that'. There was great banter out there."
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: Mark Selby Source:

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