Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A bantam chicken; hence, a very diminutive, cocky person.
  • Saucy; impudent.

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  • adjective US bantam (small, but aggressive)

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Another term the republicans banty about is “strict contrutructionst” judges when attacking Democratically imposed Judges.

    Think Progress » Cornyn Hypocritically Accuses Democrats Of ‘Hysterical’ Reaction To Right-Wing Judicial Activism

  • When the coffee was ready, he poured a tin mug black as the night outside and sat munching cold biscuits and drinking hot coffee, feeling stove up as an old banty rooster.

    Come Again No More

  • When the coffee was ready, he poured a tin mug black as the night outside and sat munching cold biscuits and drinking hot coffee, feeling stove up as an old banty rooster.

    Come Again No More

  • Still, throughout the three-week trial, DeLay was cockier than a banty rooster, crowing to the media that there was no way he could be convicted.

    Jim Hightower: 'The Hammer' Gets Nailed With a New Nickname

  • When the coffee was ready, he poured a tin mug black as the night outside and sat munching cold biscuits and drinking hot coffee, feeling stove up as an old banty rooster.

    Come Again No More

  • Still, throughout the three-week trial, DeLay was cockier than a banty rooster, crowing to the media that there was no way he could be convicted.

    Jim Hightower: 'The Hammer' Gets Nailed With a New Nickname

  • The weasel evaded our efforts to trap it and went on to kill a banty hen and all her chicks; then it slipped back to the underworld, through whatever steaming crack it had emerged from, never to torment us again.

    The Dirty Life

  • Still, throughout the three-week trial, DeLay was cockier than a banty rooster, crowing to the media that there was no way he could be convicted.

    Jim Hightower: 'The Hammer' Gets Nailed With a New Nickname

  • Still, throughout the three-week trial, DeLay was cockier than a banty rooster, crowing to the media that there was no way he could be convicted.

    Jim Hightower: 'The Hammer' Gets Nailed With a New Nickname

  • I agree, but with banty-rooster senators like Oklahoma's Coburn "blaming it on the federal government" you have to wonder exactly what logic is being played out so consistently among these people so mobilized by their fear that they would risk jail to demonstrate by brandishing serious weaponry in the presence of the President of the United States.

    Good-Bye America!

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  • Slang for bantam.

    November 5, 2008