Gibbs' banter with the press usually teetered somewhere between antagonistic and playful—when not managing to be both at once.
The show records for over two hours, a tiny bit of which is willy-waving and “banter” and the rest NEWS.
Miki Indyk, an Australian-Israeli living in Tel Aviv, was happy to hear the two banter.
How about this New York Times report: “Road Trip Helps Romney Brush Up on banter.”
Nevertheless, a little of this sort of banter goes a long way.
Nay, she throws aside the cowl entirely, and by her natural bright humor tries to banter him into acquiescence.
It is said that we Americans are peculiar for banter on this subject.
He revels in an interchange of banter and repartee which makes her eyes sparkle and his pulses beat the faster.
In all this banter the cowmen joined with their own well-flavored wit.
The time for banter had passed; they fought grimly and silently.
1670s, origin uncertain; said by Swift to be a word from London street slang. Related: Bantered; bantering. The noun is from 1680s.