Repartee

rep·ar·tee [repartee repartees] BrE [ˌrepɑːˈtiː]
NAmE [ˌrepɑːrˈtiː]
noun uncountable
clever and amusing comments and replies that are made quickly
She engaged him in witty repartee.
Word Origin:
mid 17th cent.: from French repartie ‘replied promptly’, feminine past participle of repartir, from re- ‘again’ + partir ‘set off’.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary:
n.1.A smart, ready, and witty reply.
Cupid was as bad as he;
Hear but the youngster's repartee.
v. i.1.To make smart and witty replies.
[imp. & p. p. Reparteed (-t?d"); p. pr. & vb. n. Reparteeing.]

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