Supple term used to describe activities or chat that is playful, intelligent and original. Banter is something you either posses or lack, there is no middle ground. It is also something inherently English, stemming as it does from traditional hi-jinks and tomfoolery of British yesteryear.
"You, sir, are drunk"

"Maybe so but you are ugly and I will be sober in the morning"

"Good banter sir"
Zach_banter가 작성 2006년 02월 16일 (목)
Conversation that is witty and at the same time abusive. Formerly an "in" word, but no longer cool due to it being used excessively by children.
Parent: So what did you do at school today Timmy?

Child: BANTER LOL

Parent: Shut up
DO NOTWANT가 작성 2010년 09월 19일 (일)
A word used to describe the teasing and pisstaking which occurs between mates, usually harmless.

However, the past couple of years the word has been hijacked by Justin Bieber lookalike student "LAD" twats who use it to describe anything humorous that occurs. These people are also known as chino wankers, annoying morons and people who need to use a dictionary now and again.
What banter is:

"You alright Mike? You seem miles away, you're not busy thinking of Tanya are you? Don't even lie, you proper fancy her, you div!"

What banter isn't:

"LOL LAST NIGHT DAVE WALKED INTO A LAMPPOST! EPIC BANTER LOL! WHAT A LAD!"
chinosareugly가 작성 2013년 03월 15일 (금)
Verbal sparring that's fundamentally friendly, especially needed to deflate the egos of gloating friends
A banterous initiation to said friend:

"I wonder if your ass gets jealous of all the shit coming out of your mouth"
bobzilla가 작성 2012년 11월 01일 (목)
replacing the first letter of banter with the first or second letter(s) from the type of banter it is.
Types of b-anter:

fanter = football banter
santer = sexual banter
shanter = shit banter
ranter = racial banter
ganter = gay banter
hanter = holiday banter

the list is endless
balls_deep_10가 작성 2010년 11월 24일 (수)
The new word for bullying
"oh its just abit of banter"
MissImmie가 작성 2012년 02월 17일 (금)
A term now applied to what was previously known as "Conversation" (if explicitly referred to at all) by a generation whose aspirations have been systematically lowered (due to endless hours of social networking and reality TV) to the point that events which occur naturally, everyday, everywhere are now praised and honoured as achievements.
"And then I put the pen back where I got it from"

"Lol BANTER"

*high five*
EHansen The Third가 작성 2012년 01월 03일 (화)

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