verb (used without object), ri·post·ed, ri·post·ing.
Origin of riposte
Examples from the Web for riposte
To my liberal readers who are about to riposte that it's hard to imagine a GOP being harder right--oh no it's not!
U.S. intelligence expects that the North would up the ante to every American riposte.War Looms for Obama in Iran, Syria, and North Korea|Leslie H. Gelb|April 12, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There were many amusing gaffes and Julia was always ready with a riposte.
She is down on it like the lightning, quick as she is in her contracted circle, politeness guarding her from a riposte.Diana of the Crossways, Complete|George Meredith
I instantly replied by a riposte, but failed to catch him napping.The Great Quest|Charles Boardman Hawes
Therefore, as a general principle, riposte direct, in the line in which you have found the blade.Secrets of the Sword|Csar Lecat de Bazancourt
No; I repeat to you, had you the best reasons to oppose to him, do not riposte, refuse the strife.En Route|J.-K. (Joris-Karl) Huysmans
“Septime enveloppe,” a riposte by means of a twist and thrust after a parry in septime.
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.