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ban·tam

(băn′təm)
n.
1. Any of various breeds of very small domesticated fowl that are often miniatures of members of larger breeds.
2. A small but aggressive and spirited person.
adj.
1. Diminutive; miniature.
2. Aggressive and spirited.

[From Bantam, English form of the name of Banten, seaport in western Java near the Sunda Strait that was important in the pepper trade in the mercantile era and where European ships would often reprovision, as with chickens of small Asian breeds.]

bantam

(ˈbæntəm)
n
1. (Breeds) Also called: banty any of various very small breeds of domestic fowl
2. Also called: banty a small but aggressive person
3. (Boxing) boxing short for bantamweight
4. (Hockey (Field & Ice))
a. an age level of between 13 and 15 in amateur sport, esp ice hockey
b. (as modifier): bantam hockey.
[C18: after Bantam village in Java, said to be the original home of this fowl]

ban•tam

(ˈbæn təm)

n.
1. (often cap.) a chicken of any of several varieties or breeds characterized by very small size.
2. a small and feisty or quarrelsome person.
adj.
3. diminutive; tiny.
4. feisty; combative.
[1740–50; appar. after Bantam]

Ban•tam

(ˈbæn təm)

n.
a village in W Java, in S Indonesia: first Dutch settlement in the East Indies.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bantam - any of various small breeds of fowlbantam - any of various small breeds of fowl
domestic fowl, fowl, poultry - a domesticated gallinaceous bird thought to be descended from the red jungle fowl
Adj.1.bantam - very smallbantam - very small; "diminutive in stature"; "a lilliputian chest of drawers"; "her petite figure"; "tiny feet"; "the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy"
little, small - limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"

bantam

adjective
Notably below average in amount, size, or scope:
Translations
دَجاج صَغير، بَنْطَم
bantamkamalý
bantamhønsdværghøns
bantambaromfi
smávaxiî hænsnakyn
bantamų veislės višta
mazgabarīta-nelielspundurgailispundurvista
liliputka
Çin tavuğu

bantam

[ˈbæntəm] Ngallina f bántam

bantam

[ˈbæntəm]
n (= chicken) → poule f naine
modif [rooster, cock, hen] → nain(e); [egg] → de poule naine

bantam

nBantamhuhn nt

bantam

[ˈbæntəm] ngallo "bantam"

bantam

(ˈbӕntəm) noun
a small variety of domestic fowl. She keeps bantams; (also adjective) a bantam cock.