Definitions for bantamˈbæn təm
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any of various small breeds of fowl
bantam, diminutive, lilliputian, midget, petite, tiny, flyspeck(adj)
"diminutive in stature"; "a lilliputian chest of drawers"; "her petite figure"; "tiny feet"; "the flyspeck nation of Bahrain moved toward democracy"
any of several small chickens, especially one that is a miniature version of another
small or miniature
spirited or aggressive
someone connected with Bradford City A.F.C, as a fan, player, coach etc.
Origin: From Bantam (a city in Java)
a variety of small barnyard fowl, with feathered legs, probably brought from Bantam, a district of Java
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a chief town in Java, abandoned as unhealthy by the Dutch; whence the Bantam fowl is thought to have come.
Banten near the western end of Java was a strategically important site and formerly a major trading city with a secure harbour at the mouth of Banten River that provided a navigable passage for light craft into the island's interior. The town is close to the Sunda Strait through which important ocean-going traffic passes between Java and Sumatra. Formerly Old Banten was the capital of a sultanate in the area.
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