Definition of 'banter'
Example sentences containing 'banter'
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What you think is friendly banter could offend and you might find it hard to get back in their good books. The Sun (2016)It's decent banter and people always come for me. The Sun (2016)The team trains twice a day, and we meet in the changing room for a bit of banter beforehand. Times, Sunday Times (2017)They kept my morale up and had a bit of banter when they found out I was an army reservist. Times, Sunday Times (2017)It was a good bit of banter,' he says. Times, Sunday Times (2016)There was a bit of banter flying there and it is tough. The Sun (2013)Not a lot of people have banter with the audience. The Sun (2013)You usually get banter over stuff like this. The Sun (2013)We were chatting but it was just friendly banter. The Sun (2016)We just had the odd bit of banter until one night he asked for my number. The Sun (2012)There is so much banter flying about and we are taking that on to the pitch. The Sun (2011)It was just a bit of friendly banter! The Sun (2010)Almost a third of people questioned said managers had cracked down on banter and jokes. The Sun (2009)We just continued with a bit of banter and somebody kicked the machine. The Sun (2016)Having a chat and friendly banter with them makes my day. The Sun (2016)It was in a light banter. Times, Sunday Times (2008)It is all good-natured banter about being a man and finding the world surprising. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Their light-hearted banter takes away the miseries of daily life. The Sun (2015)These so-called close friends seemed to have relationships based entirely on banter and small talk. Times, Sunday Times (2008)What would have been considered light office banter in the 1970s is now grounds for a lawsuit. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He used it to exchange light-hearted banter with his students. The Sun (2013)No room for small talk or banter, then. Times, Sunday Times (2011)There is banter flying around; it is a good place to be. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Mostly we just engage in light political banter, but a month or so ago he sought my advice. Times, Sunday Times (2015)As most people give me banter, Norfolk like to keep it tight. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You're always going to have good-natured banter. The Sun (2012)This was not good-natured banter, it was mockery. Times, Sunday Times (2006)I didn't get any banter. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
Trends of 'banter'
Used Occasionally. banter is one of the 30000 most commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'banter'
British English: banter NOUN
Banter is teasing or joking talk that is amusing and friendly.
She heard him exchanging good-natured banter with his friend.
Definition of banter from the Collins English Dictionary
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