But he loved that repartee, and quite often people were the object of it.
From the kings of late-night comedy, this repartee is par for the course.
Quip and repartee shot across the "festive board," and all went merry as a dinner-bell.
They went on, repartee after repartee, as if inspired by each other's spirits.
Caroline was bright; her conversation abounded in sallies and repartee—overabounded perhaps.
From the first, Alfred says, the old chap's only repartee was, 'You wait and you'll see!'
He revels in an interchange of banter and repartee which makes her eyes sparkle and his pulses beat the faster.
Yet he returned to earth long enough to indulge in a mild bit of repartee.
Mr. Wilkes has, however, favoured me with one repartee of Pope, of which Johnson was not informed.
Egon gave a laugh at his own repartee, but the Chancellor heard neither.
1640s, "quick remark," from French repartie "an answering blow or thrust" (originally a fencing term), noun use of fem. past participle of Old French repartir "to reply promptly, start out again," from re- "back" (see re-) + partir "to part, depart, start" (see part (n.)). In 17c. often spelled reparty (see -ee). Meaning "a series of sharp rejoinders exchanged" is from 1680s.