September 15, 2009

Look-it-up Club: Friendly Pickleball "BANTERING"

BANTER, v.t. To play upon in words and in good humor; to rally; to joke, or jest with. Banter hardly amounts to ridicule, much less to derision. It consists in being pleasant and witty with the actions of another, and raising a humorous laugh at his expense, often attended with some degree of sarcasm.

BANTER, n. A joking or jesting; raillery; wit or humor; pleasantry.
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BANTERED, pp. Rallied; laughed at in good humor.
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BANTERER, n. One who banters, or laughs at with pleasantry.
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BANTERING, ppr. Joking; laughing at with good humor.