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verb (used without object) Medicine/Medical.
  1. to lose weight by practicing Bantingism.
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Origin of bant

First recorded in 1860–65; back formation from Banting
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Historical Examples

  • And I can stand it,' says I, 'I'd rather batten than bant any day.'

    The Gentle Grafter

    O. Henry

  • 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.

British Dictionary definitions for bant


noun Lancashire dialect
  1. string
  2. strength or springiness of material
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Word Origin

probably a dialect pronunciation of band ²
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