Definitions for: Repartee


[n] adroitness and cleverness in reply



Webster (1913) Definition: Rep`ar*tee" (r?p`3r-t?"), n. [F. repartie, fr.
repartir to reply, depart again; pref. re- re- partir to
part, depart. See Part.]
A smart, ready, and witty reply.

Cupid was as bad as he; Hear but the youngster's
repartee. --Prior.

Syn: Retort; reply. See Retort.


Rep`ar*tee", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Reparteed (-t?d");
p. pr. & vb. n. Reparteeing.]
To make smart and witty replies. [R.] --Prior.

See Also: backchat, banter, give-and-take, humor, humour, raillery, wit, witticism, wittiness

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