What does banter mean?

Definitions for banterˈbæn tər

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word banter.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. banter, raillery, give-and-take, backchat(verb)

    light teasing repartee

  2. kid, chaff, jolly, josh, banter(verb)

    be silly or tease one another

    "After we relaxed, we just kidded around"


  1. banter(Noun)

    Good humoured, playful, typically spontaneous conversation.

    It seemed like I'd have to listen to her playful banter for hours.

  2. banter(Verb)

    To engage in banter or playful conversation.

  3. banter(Verb)

    To play or do something amusing.

  4. banter(Verb)

    To tease mildly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Banter(verb)

    to address playful good-natured ridicule to, -- the person addressed, or something pertaining to him, being the subject of the jesting; to rally; as, he bantered me about my credulity

  2. Banter(verb)

    to jest about; to ridicule in speaking of, as some trait, habit, characteristic, and the like

  3. Banter(verb)

    to delude or trick, -- esp. by way of jest

  4. Banter(verb)

    to challenge or defy to a match

  5. Banter(noun)

    the act of bantering; joking or jesting; humorous or good-humored raillery; pleasantry


  1. Banter

    Banter is a radio programme that is broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in the UK, starring Andrew Collins and Richard Herring. The pilot and the first 2 series were broadcast from August 2005 to November 2006, and a third series was broadcast in April and May 2008. There have been 19 half-hour episodes so far. The programme normally takes the form of invited guests naming their "top threes" in a given category. Banter was devised by Tim Barber, Director of Leeds based Marketing Agency Lightfish and is produced for Radio 4 by Avalon. Apart from Collins and Herring, the other guests for each episode were: Pilot - Lucy Porter, Russell Howard, Will Smith. Series 1 ⁕Episode 1 - Will Smith, Russell Howard, Jenny Eclair ⁕Episode 2 - Will Smith, Simon Day, Lynn Ferguson ⁕Episode 3 - Russell Howard, Arthur Smith, Natalie Haynes ⁕Episode 4 - Russell Howard, Sue Perkins, Chris Addison ⁕Episode 5 - Will Smith, Lynn Ferguson, Dave Gorman ⁕Episode 6 - Will Smith, Russell Howard, Jenny Éclair Series 2 ⁕Episode 1 - Russell Howard, Lucy Porter, Arthur Smith ⁕Episode 2 - Rob Deering, Lynn Ferguson, Russell Howard ⁕Episode 3 - Barry Cryer, Sue Perkins, Will Smith ⁕Episode 4 - Russell Howard, Lee Mack, Julia Morris

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Banter

    bant′ėr, v.t. to assail with good-humoured raillery: to joke or jest at: (arch.) to impose upon, trick.—n. humorous raillery: jesting.—ns. Bant′erer; Bant′ering.—adv. Bant′eringly.—adj. Bant′ery (Carlyle). [Ety. quite unknown.]

Anagrams for banter »

  1. barnet, Barnet

  2. Barnet


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of banter in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of banter in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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Translations for banter

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • مزاحArabic
  • задявка, закачка, задявам се, закачам се, шегувам сеBulgarian
  • drilleriDanish
  • sich amüsieren, Wortgeplänkel, Geplänkel, scherzen, auf den Arm nehmen, Spaß haben, Ulk, necken, albern, verulken, Scherz, NeckereiGerman
  • charla, burlar, charlar, tomar el pelo, bromear, chacotear, divertirse, torear, pláticaSpanish
  • pilailu, kiusoitella, pilaillaFinnish
  • badinage, taquiner, plaisanterie, badiner, s'amuserFrench
  • मज़ाकHindi
  • stríðni, stríðaIcelandic
  • chiacchierataItalian
  • whakataraMāori
  • schertsen, plagen, badinage, geplaag, schertsDutch
  • przekomarzanie się, przekomarzać sięPolish
  • caçoar, caçoada, brincadeira, bulirPortuguese
  • smågnabb, småprat, munhuggandeSwedish
  • ล้อเล่นThai
  • loumterWalloon

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