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He was too much a banterer himself to miss the undercurrent of raillery.

He was too keen a banterer himself not to appreciate this gift in the poet.

Madame was fast losing patience, a grave mistake when one is dealing with a banterer.

He regained his health, as thorough a banterer as before, thinking life beautiful, and not seeing why it should not last for ever.

WORD ORIGIN

1670s, origin uncertain; said by Swift to be a word from London street slang. Related: Bantered; bantering. The noun is from 1680s.

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