Meaning of “banter” in the English Dictionary

"banter" in British English

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banternoun [ U ]

uk /ˈbæn.tər/ us /ˈbæn.t̬ɚ/

conversation that is funny and not serious:

He considered himself a master of witty banter.

banterverb [ I ]

uk /ˈbæn.tər/ us /ˈbæn.t̬ɚ/

to talk to someone in a friendly and humorous way:

He stood around bantering with his colleagues.
adjective uk /ˈbæn.tə.rɪŋ/ us /ˈbæn.t̬ɚ.ɪŋ/

I grew weary 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)

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