- to lose weight by practicing Bantingism.
Origin of bant
First recorded in 1860–65; back formation from Banting
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Examples from the Web for bant
And I can stand it,' says I, 'I'd rather batten than bant any day.'The Gentle Grafter
Banting, bant′ing, n. a system of diet for reducing superfluous fat.
Every rich Bant keeps his kambla field consecrated to buffalo-racing, and his pair of racing buffaloes, costing from Rs.
Fines inflicted by the Bant caste council are, I am informed, spent in the celebration of a temple festival.
The foregoing account shows that the Bant marriage is a good deal more than concubinage.
- strength or springiness of material
probably a dialect pronunciation of band ²
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