banterer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

banter +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

banterer (plural banterers)

  1. One who banters.
    • 1749, Henry Fielding, Tom Jones
      “Are you bantering, or are you in earnest?” cries the father, with a most solemn voice. “Indeed, sir,” answered Jones, “I scorn the character of a banterer. I came to you in most serious earnest []
    • 2009 February 25, Paul Vitello, “A Guy’s Guy: Dolan’s Personality May Help Archdiocese Recruit More Priests”, in New York Times[1]:
      “He’s a professional extrovert, a banterer, a sports fanatic,” said the Rev. Edwin H. Obermiller, director of vocations for the Congregation of Holy Cross at the University of Notre Dame.