Meaning – The playful and friendly exchange of teasing remarks. To speak in a playful or teasing way. Banter can also be used to describe someone making a joke – in a good-natured way.
The word banter has become something of an infamous slang expression in recent years as its usage has developed. Some people use the word banter to make an excuse for their bad behaviour. As a result it is now associated with unruly behaviour and silliness, along with good-natured humour.