"Darren, your banter is appaling"
"When Chris drops his banter, the women turn to shit"
Good banter: "what do you do for a living? I work on big brother, want to go to the wrap party?"
Bad banter: "do you have a boyfriend?"
"Maybe so but you are ugly and I will be sober in the morning"
"Good banter sir"
However, the past couple of years the word has been hijacked by Justin Bieber lookalike student "LAD" twats who use it to describe anything humorous that occurs. These people are also known as chino wankers, annoying morons and people who need to use a dictionary now and again.
"You alright Mike? You seem miles away, you're not busy thinking of Tanya are you? Don't even lie, you proper fancy her, you div!"
What banter isn't:
"LOL LAST NIGHT DAVE WALKED INTO A LAMPPOST! EPIC BANTER LOL! WHAT A LAD!"
fanter = football banter
santer = sexual banter
shanter = shit banter
ranter = racial banter
ganter = gay banter
hanter = holiday banter
the list is endless
Boy: Calm down, it's just banter.