an exchange of light, playful, teasing remarks; good-natured raillery.
to address with banter; chaff.
to use banter.
The show records for over two hours, a tiny bit of which is willy-waving and “banter” and the rest NEWS.
Conrad Black Against the Media, Ctd. Justin Green October 23, 2012
He tried hard to make the morning banter work with Curry, to the point that some colleagues told him to stop faking it.
Matt Lauer’s Bruising Year After Ann Curry’s Ouster Devastated the ‘Today’ Show Howard Kurtz March 10, 2013
And yet, despite the banter, the crux of the issue is the feasibility of it all.
IVF for Just $300 Could Be a Reality Soon Randi Hutter Epstein August 30, 2013
Nevertheless, a little of this sort of banter goes a long way.
Polanski and Jarmusch at Cannes Richard Porton May 25, 2013
Grade: B-…light on revelations, heavy on banter, still a fun way to pass an hour.
Piers Morgan Report Card Shannon Donnelly January 20, 2011
Nay, she throws aside the cowl entirely, and by her natural bright humor tries to banter him into acquiescence.
Studies in Medival Life and Literature Edward Tompkins McLaughlin
He raised his eyes to hers; and nodded with an air of banter that was charming.
Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit Charles Dickens
He revels in an interchange of banter and repartee which makes her eyes sparkle and his pulses beat the faster.
The Etiquette of Engagement and Marriage G. R. M. Devereux
Mrs. Garth’s banter was not calculated to outlast this kind of assault.
The Shadow of a Crime Hall Caine
The time for banter had passed; they fought grimly and silently.
The Puppet Crown Harold MacGrath
to speak to or tease lightly or jokingly
light, teasing, or joking language or repartee
1670s, origin uncertain; said by Swift to be a word from London street slang. Related: Bantered; bantering. The noun is from 1680s.
an exchange of light, playful, teasing remarks; good-natured raillery. to address with banter; chaff. to use banter. Contemporary Examples Lynch avoids the packed Billy Wilder Theater to wait backstage, while Brand sits in the front row, bantering with his neighbors. David Lynch Discusses Transcendental Meditation in Los Angeles Sean Macaulay April 6, 2013 Amid a […]
a brand of methantheline.
- Banti’s syndrome
banti’s syndrome Banti’s syndrome Ban·ti’s syndrome (bām’tēz, bän’-) n. Chronic congestive enlargement of the spleen that occurs primarily in children following hypertension in the portal or splenic veins and is characterized by anemia, splenomegaly, ascites, jaundice, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and gastrointestinal bleeding. Also called Banti’s disease, splenic anemia.
Sir Frederick Grant, 1891–1941, Canadian physician: one of the discoverers of insulin; Nobel Prize 1923. (often lowercase) Bantingism. to lose weight by practicing Bantingism. a wild ox, Bos banteng (javanicus), of southeastern Asia and the Malay Archipelago, resembling the domestic cow: now greatly reduced in number. Historical Examples Not so bad, after all, this Banting […]