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Meaning of REPARTEE

Pronunciation:  `repurtee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  adroitness and cleverness in reply
 

REPARTEE is a 8 letter word that starts with R.

 

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

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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}.
    
    
  2. \Rep`ar*tee"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Reparteed} (-t?d");
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Reparteeing}.]
    To make smart and witty replies. [R.] --Prior.
    
    
 

 

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