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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ban·ter /ˈbæntɚ/
 戲謔,嘲弄(vt.)(vi.)戲弄,開玩笑

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ban·ter, n. The act of bantering; joking or jesting; humorous or good-humored raillery; pleasantry.
    Part banter, part affection.   --Tennyson.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ban·ter v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bantered p. pr. & vb. n. Bantering.]
 1. To address playful good-natured ridicule to, -- the person addressed, or something pertaining to him, being the subject of the jesting; to rally; as, he bantered me about my credulity.
    Hag-ridden by my own fancy all night, and then bantered on my haggard looks the next day.   --W. Irving.
 2. To jest about; to ridicule in speaking of, as some trait, habit, characteristic, and the like. [Archaic]
    If they banter your regularity, order, and love of study, banter in return their neglect of them.   --Chatham.
 3. To delude or trick, -- esp. by way of jest. [Obs.]
    We diverted ourselves with bantering several poor scholars with hopes of being at least his lordship's chaplain.   --De Foe.
 4. To challenge or defy to a match. [Colloq. Southern and Western U. S.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 banter
      n : light teasing repartee [syn: raillery, give-and-take, backchat]
      v : be silly or tease one another; "After we relaxed, we just
          kidded around" [syn: kid, chaff, jolly, josh]