What does "witty banter" mean?

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"Witty banter" refers to a light-hearted, jesting conversation that is amusing and displays the participants' mental sharpness and ability. Dictionary.com defines banter as any exchange of pleasantly playful or teasing remarks.

According to the Online Etymology Dictionary, the word "wit" originally comes from Old English and denotes intellectual abilities as well as knowledge and awareness. The word has cognates in Old Saxon, Old Norse, Danish, Swedish and Old High German. The source clarifies that the first available record of the word being used to express particularly humorous capabilities is from the 1540s. The use of the word relevant to humor also emphasizes the intellect or sharpness of someone described as being witty.

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Witty (adj) means amusingly clever. Banter (noun) means light, play...
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this would be non-serious converation, just talking about something light; if it's witty, it's humourous. An example of witty banter: Person A: I'm gonna march right down to city
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Witty banter is a slang term for having an amusing and intelligent conversation between one or more people.
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Meaning of banter (noun): conversation which is amusing and not serious; It is like 'chit chat'.
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