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Definition of Repartee

  REPARTEE   noun
Prudent insult in retort.  Practiced by gentlemen with a constitutional aversion to violence, but a strong disposition to offend.  In a war of words, the tactics of the North American Indian.

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The Devil's Dictionary
by Ambrose Bierce, 1911


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