Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who banters or assails with good-humored jests or pleasantry.
  • noun One who cheats or bamboozles.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who banters or rallies.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun One who banters.

Etymologies

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banter +‎ -er

Examples

  • "But you are afraid, just as any of us would be, to go out there naked, armed only with a knife and a piece of rope," said the banterer.

    Tarzan of the Apes

  • He was too much a banterer himself to miss the undercurrent of raillery.

    The Puppet Crown

  • Madame was fast losing patience, a grave mistake when one is dealing with a banterer.

    The Puppet Crown

  • "One at a time," replied the banterer; "the Chevalier first, and if he leaves anything worth fighting, I; as for you, my poet, your chances are nil."

    The Grey Cloak

  • Dennison played directly into Cunningham's hands, and the latter was too much the banterer not to make the most of these episodes.

    The Pagan Madonna

  • Consequently Morgan and Mrs. Spaulding were constantly together during the ensuing ten days, and so skilfully did I behave that the innocent pair regarded the flirtation which I was carrying on as a superb joke -- a case of a banterer caught in the toils, and Mrs. Spinney's manners suggested that she was agreeably flattered.

    The Law-Breakers and Other Stories

  • He regained his health, as thorough a banterer as before, thinking life beautiful, and not seeing why it should not last for ever.

    L'Assommoir

  • Sometimes this ironical verbiage brings the blood to my face, and I am tempted to seize this cynical banterer by the throat and choke the life out of him.

    Facing the Flag

  • And, again, "Poor Cranch is almost too much the object of jest; Galway is the principal banterer."

    Two Trips to Gorilla Land and the Cataracts of the Congo Volume 2

  • "I give you no commission," replied D'Artagnan, with that calmness which never abandons the banterer; "I thought it would be easy for you to announce to his majesty that it was I who, being there by chance, did justice upon Menneville and restored order to things."

    The Vicomte De Bragelonne

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