- any of several small chickens, especially one that is a miniature version of another
- small or miniature
- spirited or aggressive
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
Ban"tam (&?;), n. A variety of small
barnyard fowl, with feathered legs, probably brought from Bantam, a
district of Java.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
Bantam, a chief town in Java, abandoned as unhealthy by the Dutch;
whence the Bantam fowl is thought to have come.
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