Bant



to lose weight by practicing Bantingism.
Historical Examples

Fines inflicted by the bant caste council are, I am informed, spent in the celebration of a temple festival.
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston

And I can stand it,’ says I, ‘I’d rather batten than bant any day.’
The Gentle Grafter O. Henry

The foregoing account shows that the bant marriage is a good deal more than concubinage.
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston

banting, bant′ing, n. a system of diet for reducing superfluous fat.
Chambers’s Twentieth Century Dictionary (part 1 of 4: A-D) Various

Every rich bant keeps his kambla field consecrated to buffalo-racing, and his pair of racing buffaloes, costing from Rs.
Castes and Tribes of Southern India Edgar Thurston

A nice verb, to bant, though not approved of by the dictionary, which scornfully terms it “humorous and colloquial”.
Penguin Persons & Peppermints Walter Prichard Eaton

noun (Lancashire, dialect)
string
strength or springiness of material

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