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.

 

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Rep`ar*tee", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Reparteed (-t?d"); p. pr. & vb. n. Reparteeing.]

To make smart and witty replies.

[R.]

Prior.

 

© Webster 1913.

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