- 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 bants
In their marriage ceremonies, they closely imitate the Bants.
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.
- strength or springiness of material
probably a dialect pronunciation of band ²
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