From the kings of late-night comedy, this repartee is par for the course.
But he loved that repartee, and quite often people were the object of it.
Quip and repartee shot across the "festive board," and all went merry as a dinner-bell.
But then again, what chance had his speech offered for repartee?
Caroline was bright; her conversation abounded in sallies and repartee—overabounded perhaps.
There was some fine speeches, and a splendid display of wit and repartee.
He revels in an interchange of banter and repartee which makes her eyes sparkle and his pulses beat the faster.
But this repartee did not save the judges, who thought it best to flee from the town.
Mr. Wilkes has, however, favoured me with one repartee of Pope, of which Johnson was not informed.
The company enjoyed this exchange of repartee and laughed continually.
1640s, "quick remark," from French repartie "an answering blow or thrust" (originally a fencing term), noun use of fem. past participle of Old French repartir "to reply promptly, start out again," from re- "back" (see re-) + partir "to part, depart, start" (see part (n.)). In 17c. often spelled reparty (see -ee). Meaning "a series of sharp rejoinders exchanged" is from 1680s.