Pronunciation: (ban'tum), [key]
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.
diminutive; tiny: bantam editions of the classics.
Pronunciation: (ban'tum; Du. bän-täm'), [key]
a village in W Java, in S Indonesia: first Dutch settlement in the East Indies.
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