Repartee

Definition of Repartee

Rep`ar`tee´   Pronunciation: r?p`3r-t?´
n.1.A smart, ready, and witty reply.
Cupid was as bad as he;
Hear but the youngster's repartee.
- Prior.
v. i.1.To make smart and witty replies.
[imp. & p. p. Reparteed (-t?d"); p. pr. & vb. n. Reparteeing.]

Related Words

acknowledgment, answer, answering, antiphon, aphorism, apothegm, back answer, back talk, backchat, banter, bon mot, boutade, bright idea, bright thought, brilliant idea, comeback, conceit, crack, echo, epigram, evasive reply, facetiae, flash of wit, flight of wit, gibe, give and take, happy thought, humor, irony, mot, nasty crack, patter, persiflage, play of wit, pleasantry, quip, quips and cranks, raillery, reaction, ready reply, receipt, rejoinder, replication, reply, repost, rescript, rescription, respondence, response, responsion, responsory, retort, return, reverberation, riposte, sally, sarcasm, satire, scintillation, short answer, smart crack, smart saying, snappy comeback, stroke of wit, turn of thought, wisecrack, wit, witticism, witty reply, witty retort, wordplay, yes-and-no answer
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