Definition of banter
Banter is an important concept at Lingo24, but it may not be a familiar one to all of the visitors to this site. Here, for your information, are several definitions of banter - some from an online dictionary, and some personal interpretations from Lingo24 staff.
Good-humoured, playful conversation.
v. ban·tered, ban·ter·ing, ban·ters
To speak to in a playful or teasing way.
To exchange mildly teasing remarks.
Synonyms: banter, chaff, josh, kid, rag, razz, rib
These verbs mean to poke fun good-humouredly: bantered with her colleagues during a coffee break; chaffed him for forgetting the appointment; joshed her brother about his strange new haircut; kidded me about my outfit; ragged her for being so stubborn; razzed the teammate who missed the shot; ribbing a friend for being in love.
n. light teasing repartee
vt. kid: be silly or tease one another;