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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

  • In their marriage ceremonies, they closely imitate the Bants.

    Castes and Tribes of Southern India

    Edgar Thurston

  • Their social position is said to be somewhat inferior to that of the Bants.

  • On one occasion, a dispute arose between two Bants in connection with the question of precedence.

  • The headman among the Bants is generally called Guttinayya, meaning person of the guttu or site.

  • Further details in connection with bhūtha worship will be found in the articles on Bants, Nalkes, and Paravas.

British Dictionary definitions for bants


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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