Meaning of bantam

ban•tam

Pronunciation: (ban'tum), [key]
— 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.
  1. diminutive; tiny: bantam editions of the classics.

Ban•tam

Pronunciation: (ban'tum Du. bän&sylptäm'), [key]
— n.
  1. a village in W Java, in S Indonesia: first Dutch settlement in the East Indies.
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