Definitions for banterˈbæn tər
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
an exchange of light, playful remarks; good-natured raillery.
(v.t.)to address with banter; chaff.
(v.i.)to use banter.
Origin of banter:
1660–70; orig. uncert.
banter, raillery, give-and-take, backchat(verb)
light teasing repartee
kid, chaff, jolly, josh, banter(verb)
be silly or tease one another
"After we relaxed, we just kidded around"
Good humoured, playful, typically spontaneous conversation.
It seemed like I'd have to listen to her playful banter for hours.
To engage in banter or playful conversation.
To play or do something amusing.
To tease mildly.
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
to jest about; to ridicule in speaking of, as some trait, habit, characteristic, and the like
to delude or trick, -- esp. by way of jest
to challenge or defy to a match
the act of bantering; joking or jesting; humorous or good-humored raillery; pleasantry
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
Translations for banter
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
The sick boy was cheered up by the noisy banter of his friends.
- gekskeerdery, skertsAfrikaans
- مزْح، مُزاح، دُعابَهArabic
- закачам сеBulgarian
- brincadeiraPortuguese (BR)
- škádlení, žertováníCzech
- der ScherzGerman
- skæmt; spøgDanish
- شوخی دوستانهFarsi
- हास्य, उपहासHindi
- bockanje, zadirkivanjeCroatian
- canda, olok-olokIndonesian
- geraširdiškas (pa)juokavimasLithuanian
- gurau sendaMalay
- fleip, småertingNorwegian
- شوخی دوستانهPersian
- دوستانه ټوكې، ملنډې، مسخرېPashto
- добродушное подшучиваниеRussian
- žartovanie, zábavaSlovak
- şaka, takılmaTurkish
- 善意的玩笑Chinese (Trad.)
- (добродушний) жартUkrainian
- ہنسی، دل لگیUrdu
- sự trêu đùaVietnamese
- 善意的取笑，逗乐Chinese (Simp.)
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