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bantam

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noun ban·tam \ˈban-təm\

Definition of bantam

  1. 1 :  any of numerous small domestic fowls that are often miniatures of members of the standard breeds

  2. 2 :  a person of diminutive stature and often combative disposition

Origin and Etymology of bantam

Bantam, former residency in Java


First Known Use: 1740

Other Animal Husbandry Terms


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bantam

adjective ban·tam

Definition of bantam

  1. 1 :  small, diminutive

  2. 2 :  pertly combative

Examples of bantam in a sentence

  1. <a bantam comedian who is known to fellow performers for his oversize ego>

1881

First Known Use of bantam

1881


Bantam

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geographical name Ban·tam \ˈban-təm\

Definition of Bantam

  1. former town Indonesia in NW corner of Java; once ∗ of Sultanate of Bantam


BANTAM Defined for English Language Learners

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bantam

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noun ban·tam \ˈban-təm\

Definition of bantam for English Language Learners

  • : a kind of small chicken


BANTAM Defined for Kids

bantam

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noun ban·tam \ˈban-təm\

Definition of bantam for Students

  1. :  a miniature breed of domestic chicken often raised for exhibiting in shows


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