Definition of bantam:
midget, tiny, dinky, barn owl, lilliputian, budgie, shrimpy, pocket-size, flyspeck, toylike, petite, subnormal, undersized, diminutive, bobwhite, bluebird, trivial, petty, big, bullfinch, pygmy, fiddling, budgerigar, fine, half-pint, footling, bluejay, little, blackbird, pint-size, piffling, small, niggling, bird of paradise.
small (part of speech: adjective)
- "A Poached Peerage", William Magnay.
So that consequently this land bears from Sunda Strait south- south- west, and ships must arrive in Java eastward of Sunda Strait on a north- by- west or northern course; on which those who come in sight of this land from eastward and wish to go to Bantam, may safely base their course.- "The Part Borne by the Dutch in the Discovery of Australia 1606-1765", J. E. Heeres.
- "Fables in Slang", George Ade.