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Origin of repartee
Examples from the Web for repartee
From the kings of late-night comedy, this repartee is par for the course.Chris Matthews, Joy Behar & More Awkward Chris Christie Fat Jokes (VIDEO)|Abby Haglage|August 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
But he loved that repartee, and quite often people were the object of it.
Though it might have been that even the fat girl's repartee was more a matter of repertoire.Ruth Fielding in the Great Northwest|Alice B. Emerson
Charles Lamb's story of the discovery of roast pork comes into one's head with an effect of repartee.War and the Future|H. G. Wells
"You's schoolmars, I reckon," answered Jim, grinning at his repartee.Rodman the Keeper|Constance Fenimore Woolson
Largely as a point of repartee, I told him not to be too certain I was not sure of my aim.Down the Columbia|Lewis R. Freeman
Demonax, the friend of Lucian, was as remarkable for his wit and repartee as for his kindly nature.History of English Humour, Vol. 1 (of 2)|Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
Word Origin for repartee
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.