Definition of riposte noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//rɪˈpɒst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//rɪˈpoʊst//
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  1. 1a quick and clever reply, especially to criticism synonym retort a witty riposte
  2. 2a course of action that takes place in response to something that has happened The US delivered an early riposte to the air attack.
  3. Word Originearly 18th cent.: from French risposte (noun), risposter (verb), from Italian risposta ‘response’.

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