Good-natured teasing: badinage , chaff , raillery , taunt. To tease or mock good-humoredly: chaff , joke , josh.
"banter" in Portuguese
Informal: kid , rib , ride. Slang: jive , rag , razz.
The sick boy was cheered up by the noisy banter of his friends. Mentioned in? References in classic literature?
Why, at the utmost, perhaps L View in context. Strickland was in a good humour, and when Dirk Stroeve came up and sat down with us he attacked him with ferocious banter. He showed a skill I should never have credited him with in finding the places where the unhappy Dutchman was most sensitive.
He remembered the bitterness of his life at school, the humiliation which he had endured, the banter which had made him morbidly afraid of making himself ridiculous; and he remembered the loneliness he had felt since, faced with the world, the disillusion and the disappointment caused by the difference between what it promised to his active imagination and what it gave. He recovered his spirits and began again upon a vein of foolish banter , for the amusement of the Sheriff and his guests, all being now merry with wine. The sisters had never thought of the money question up to that moment, but Fred Bullock bantered them with graceful gaiety about it during their forenoon's excursion; and they had risen not a little in their own esteem by the time when, the morning amusement over, they drove back to dinner.
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