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Definition of bantam noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bantam

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈbæntəm//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbæntəm//
 
Birds
 
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a type of small chicken See related entries: Birds Word Origin mid 18th cent.: apparently named after the province of Bantam in Java, although the fowl is not native there.
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