perhaps modification of German Bänkling bastard, from Bank bench, from Old High German — more at bench
1593, in the meaning defined above
8 Old Words for Young People
“Bantling.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bantling. Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.
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