Banter vs Baster - What's the difference?

banter | baster |

As nouns the difference between banter and baster

is that banter is good-humoured, playful, typically spontaneous conversation while baster is one who bastes.

As a verb banter

is to engage in banter or playful conversation.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • Good-humoured, playful, typically spontaneous conversation.
  • It seemed like I'd have to listen to her playful banter for hours.


    (en verb)
  • To engage in banter or playful conversation.
  • To play or do something amusing.
  • To tease (someone) mildly.
  • * Washington Irving
  • Hag-ridden by my own fancy all night, and then bantered on my haggard looks the next day.
  • * Charlotte Brontë
  • Mr. Sweeting was bantered about his stature—he was a little man, a mere boy in height and breadth compared with the athletic Malone
  • To joke about; to ridicule (a trait, habit, etc.).
  • * Chatham
  • If they banter' your regularity, order, and love of study, ' banter in return their neglect of them.
  • To delude or trick; to play a prank upon.
  • * Daniel De Foe
  • We diverted ourselves with bantering several poor scholars with hopes of being at least his lordship's chaplain.
  • (transitive, US, Southern and Western, colloquial) To challenge to a match.
  • Synonyms

    * (tease) kid, wind up

    Derived terms

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    (en noun)
  • One who bastes.
  • A tool for basting meat with fat or gravy.
  • * 2009 , Danielle Corsetto, Girls with Slingshots
  • Hmm, yeah, but we didn’t have a turkey baster .


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