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Today's Word "repartee"

A quick, witty reply on

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repartee \rep-uhr-TEE\ (noun) - 1 : A quick, witty reply or conversation. 2 : Cleverness in making witty conversation.

"The repartee between the four co-hosts of the morning program was a delicate affair and was utterly lost when one of them left to host another show."

 

From repartie (retort), from repartir (to retort), from re- + partir (to part or divide), from Latin partire (to divide), from pars (part).


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