bantamweight

[ ban-tuhm-weyt ]
/ ˈbæn təmˌweɪt /

noun

a boxer or other contestant intermediate in weight between a flyweight and a featherweight, especially a professional boxer weighing up to 118 pounds.

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Origin of bantamweight

First recorded in 1880–85; bantam + weight

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British Dictionary definitions for bantamweight

bantamweight
/ (ˈbæntəmˌweɪt) /

noun

  1. a professional boxer weighing 112–118 pounds (51–53.5 kg)
  2. an amateur boxer weighing 51–54 kg (112–119 pounds)
  3. (as modifier)the bantamweight champion
a wrestler in a similar weight category (usually 115–126 pounds (52–57 kg))
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