Bantam definition

băntəm
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Diminutive; miniature.
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Any of various breeds of very small domesticated fowl that are often miniatures of members of larger breeds.
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A small but aggressive and spirited person.
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Aggressive and spirited.
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Any of various small, domestic fowls.
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A small but aggressive person.
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Like a bantam; small and aggressive.
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Any of several small chickens, especially one that is a miniature version of another.
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(sports) An age division between peewee and midget.
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Small or miniature.
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(soccer) Someone connected with Bradford City A.F.C, as a fan, player, coach etc.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bantam
Plural:
bantams

Origin of bantam

  • After Bantam , former town in Indonesia from which such fowl were thought to have originated

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Dutch Bantam (a city in Java)

    From Wiktionary