Definition for banting (2 of 3)
verb (used without object) Medicine/Medical.
Origin of bant
Definition for banting (3 of 3)
noun, plural ban·tengs, (especially collectively) ban·ting.
Origin of banteng
Examples from the Web for banting
And by all means let him consult a qualified physician if he fears either that he is overdoing or underdoing his banting.One Third Off|Irvin S. Cobb
Others like myself may have found the Banting theory deficient p. 126beyond a certain point.Eighteen Months' Imprisonment|Donald Shaw
Not so bad, after all, this banting at Marienbad, he reflected.Visionaries|James Huneker
Mr. Glover fell ill of dysentery at Banting, and before two years had passed away was obliged to remove to a cold climate.Sketches of Our Life at Sarawak|Harriette McDougall
I'd Banting you, and fit you to run without puffing, and get on without four or five meals a day.Jo's Boys|Louisa May Alcott
British Dictionary definitions for banting (1 of 3)
Word Origin for banting
British Dictionary definitions for banting (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for banting (3 of 3)
noun Lancashire dialect
Word Origin for bant
Word Origin and History for banting
system for weight loss through diet control, named for William Banting (1797-1878), English undertaker who invented it, tested it himself, and promoted it in his 1863 booklet "Letter on Corpulence, Addressed to the Public." Although the word is a surname, it was used like a verbal noun in -ing. ("She is banting").