Meaning of bants in English:


Pronunciation /bants/

plural noun

(also bantz)
informal British
  • Playfully teasing or mocking remarks exchanged with another person or group; banter.

    • ‘it's going to be a top night with plenty of bants’
    • ‘the bantz were better before social media and even better before text messaging’
    • ‘Ooh, that'll start a legendary bantz battle on Twitter come the morning.’
    • ‘There's nothing as spectacular as Rooney's original finish, but you get to see some epic bants between the Manchester United hotshots past and present.’
    • ‘The pair took their lad bants a bit too far as they passed their time in the jungle by hurling insults at each other.’
    • ‘The duo had been entertaining us all with their bants throughout the evening.’
    • ‘The quality of bants is obviously reliant on the quality of guests, but none of the line-ups in this series has disappointed.’
    • ‘The "bants", as Jay and Neil would call them, come thick, fast and foul here and each of the four friends has their own tortuous meltdown.’
    • ‘Jake has come out and said he wasn't bothered by Bullard's bants.’
    • ‘A proper Soccer Saturday supporter I reckon, loads of top bantz with your mates and bad trainers.’
    • ‘I haven't had any bantz from Man City, just Chelsea, United, Everton, Arsenal and, um, Fulham.’
    • ‘This is just an extension of bants started by a certain Seville coach this year.’
    repartee, raillery, ripostes, sallies, swordplay, quips, wisecracks, crosstalk, wordplay


Early 21st century from banter.