- any of various small, domestic fowls
- a small but aggressive person
Origin of bantamafter Bantam, early Dutch settlement in Java
- Any of various breeds of very small domesticated fowl that are often miniatures of members of larger breeds.
- A small but aggressive and spirited person.
- Diminutive; miniature.
- Aggressive and spirited.
Origin of bantamAfter Bantam , former town in Indonesia from which such fowl were thought to have originated
(comparative more bantam, superlative most bantam)
From Dutch Bantam (a city in Java)