A bantam hen with chick.
bantam definition by Webster's New World
Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- any of various small, domestic fowls
- a small but aggressive person
Origin: after Bantam, former Dutch residency in Java
like a bantam; small and aggressive
bantam definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Any of various breeds of very small domestic fowl that are often miniatures of members of larger breeds.
- A small but aggressive and spirited person.
- Diminutive; miniature.
- Aggressive and spirited.
Origin: After Bantam, former town in Indonesia from which such fowl were thought to have originated.