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bantering (adj) jovial and friendly talk.
If a person's talk is jovial and friendly in manner, it is a bantering talk. Remarks that are full of humor and are amusing are bantering remarks. Bantering talk includes teasing also.
- Though he appears serious and stern, he does indulge now and then in bantering talk in the company of the few close friends he has.
- His bantering comments are sometimes hopelessly out of place and cause a lot of embarrassment and anger even among those who are very close to him.