BANTER

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ban·ter (bntr)
n.
Good-humored, playful conversation.
v. ban·tered, ban·ter·ing, ban·ters
v.tr.
To speak to in a playful or teasing way.
v.intr.
To exchange mildly teasing remarks.
[Origin unknown.]
banter·er n.
banter·ing·ly adv.
Synonyms: banter, chaff2, josh, kid, rag2, razz, rib
These verbs mean to poke fun good-humoredly: bantered with her colleagues during a coffee break; chaffed him for forgetting the appointment; joshed her brother about his strange new haircut; kidded me about my outfit; ragged her for being so stubborn; razzed the teammate who missed the shot; ribbing a friend for being in love.

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banter
Verb
to tease jokingly
Noun
teasing or joking conversation [origin unknown]
 

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I hate it when people's excuse for acting like a twat is "Bit o' banter innit."

"Why did you just happy slap that frail old granny?"

"Bit o' banter innit."
 

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I hate it when people's excuse for acting like a twat is "Bit o' banter innit."

"Why did you just happy slap that frail old granny?"

"Bit o' banter innit."
True, but banter mainly exists amongst friends, through personal jokes or pranks etc.
 
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