The act of being engaged in banter, usually amongst lads. When one is bantering, one is playfully exchanging remarks.
Lad: Did you hear the lads bantering last night?

Lad: No, but I am sure some top bants were exchanged

Lad: Yes, it made for such fine banter
by Top Banter October 8, 2014
to be full of banter, to have a good time
yeah he's a good mate, really banterful
that was banterous
by jinky_boclair August 12, 2007
The magnificent art of using word play, opinions, exaggeration, irony, sarcasm, and other comedic themes to (playfully) humiliate, make fun of, and laugh at your friends. This word is most commonly used in Britain, but 'Banter' is used around the world.
Joe: Your dick is so small!
Steven: Your mum didn't seem to mind it last night

Both: Banter m8 yh init
by Domesh August 29, 2014
Supple term used to describe activities or chat that is playful, intelligent and original. Banter is something you either posses or lack, there is no middle ground. It is also something inherently English, stemming as it does from traditional hi-jinks and tomfoolery of British yesteryear.
"You, sir, are drunk"

"Maybe so but you are ugly and I will be sober in the morning"

"Good banter sir"
by Zach_banter February 16, 2006
A word used to describe the teasing and pisstaking which occurs between mates, usually harmless.

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.
What banter is:

"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!"
by chinosareugly March 15, 2013
A term used by students in Sale, Greater Manchester when answering most questions.

It is used as a reason for an event taking place.

It can only be defeated by one thing: "Anti-Banter".

Not to be confused with 'For Pussy'.
"Why did you finger-fuck Allie Cambridge?"

"For banter."
by Doe-G March 13, 2010
Verbal sparring that's fundamentally friendly, especially needed to deflate the egos of gloating friends
A banterous initiation to said friend:

"I wonder if your ass gets jealous of all the shit coming out of your mouth"
by bobzilla November 1, 2012