banter Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"banter" in British English

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banternoun [U]

uk   /ˈbæn.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/
conversation that is ​funny and not ​serious: He ​considered himself a ​master of ​witty banter.

banterverb [I]

uk   /ˈbæn.tər/  us   /-t̬ɚ/
to ​talk to someone in a ​friendly and ​humorous way: He ​stood around bantering with his ​colleagues.
bantering
adjective uk   us   /-ɪŋ/
I ​grewweary of his bantering ​style of ​conversation.
(Definition of banter from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"banter" in American English

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banternoun [U]

 us   /ˈbæn·tər/
conversation that is not ​serious and is often ​playful: That ​kind of banter isn’t ​appropriate at ​work.
(Definition of banter from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “banter”
in Spanish broma…
in Vietnamese sự trêu đùa…
in Malaysian gurau senda…
in Thai การล้อเล่น…
in French taquinerie(s)…
in German der Scherz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 开玩笑,逗乐…
in Turkish şaka, latife, alay…
in Russian шутливая беседа…
in Indonesian canda, olok-olok…
in Chinese (Traditional) 開玩笑,逗樂…
in Polish żarty, przekomarzanie…
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