Meaning of “riposte” in the English Dictionary

"riposte" in British English

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ripostenoun [ C ]

uk /rɪˈpɒst/ us /rɪˈpoʊst/

a quick and clever remark, often made in answer to a criticism:

She made a sharp/witty/neat riposte.
verb [ I or T ] uk us

(Definition of “riposte” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)