Banter vs Panter - What's the difference?

banter | panter |

As nouns the difference between banter and panter

is that banter is good-humoured, playful, typically spontaneous conversation while panter is panther.

As a verb banter

is to engage in banter or playful conversation.

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  • 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

    * (l)






    Etymology 1


    (en noun)
  • One who pants.
  • * Congreve
  • Swiftly the gentle Charmer flies, / And to the tender Grief soft Air applies, / Which, warbling Mystic sounds, / Cements the bleeding Panter' s Wounds.

    Etymology 2

    See (painter) a rope.


    (en noun)
  • (obsolete) A net; a noose.
  • * Geoffrey Chaucer, The Prologue'' to ''The Legend of Good Women
  • The smalle fowles, of the season fain,
    That from the panter and the net ben scaped,
    Upon the fowler, that them made a-whaped
    In winter, and destroyed had their brood.

    Etymology 3

    (etyl) panetier.


    (en noun)
  • A keeper of the pantry; a pantler.
  • (Tyndale)
    (Webster 1913)


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