verb (used without object), ri·post·ed, ri·post·ing.
Origin of riposte
Examples from the Web for ripost
But Lancers are usually no match against other cavalry, who can parry and ripost before the lance can resume the guard.
With an effort Johann recovered his blade and stood ready for the ripost; but the wound was more than enough.Joan of the Sword Hand|S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett
Word Origin for riposte
1707, "a quick thrust after parrying a lunge," a fencing term, from French riposte, by dissimilation from risposte (17c.), from Italian risposta "a reply," noun use of fem. past participle of rispondere "to respond," from Latin respondere (see respond). Sense of "sharp retort; quick, sharp reply," is first attested 1865. As a verb, 1851.