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Abbreviation of banter.
A term used to justify hilarious yet completely inappropriate and unacceptably abusive behaviour between friends, usually males.
Typically used by British people, specifically the upper classes and teenagers.
Boy 1: ...he was completely out of it by midnight!
Boy 2: Oh, did you make sure he got home safely?
Boy 1: No, we stripped him naked, drew a massive dick on his back, shaved his pubes and left him in a cardboard box outside the police station, smiling and whistling the national anthem to himself.
Boy 2: Bants!!

Eton headmaster: You were representing our school on that debating trip chaps. We expected you to reflect its prestigious reputation as one of the most elite institutions in the country. Instead you trashed the hotel room, defaced the opposing school's minibus and were caught staggering around town in stolen tuxedos and party hats at 2am carrying a sheep. How on earth can you justify this?
Lad: It was mere bants sir.
Headmaster: Bants... as in banter? Very well then lads, off you go.
by LivingLifeMyWay February 05, 2012
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The horrible moment when you realise that you have accidentally done something very slightly wrong which has very bad (usually embarassing) implications for you. This is typically the moment of realisation that you just sent a dirty text message to a close member of family, typically your mother, rather than the intended recipient.
Message: "i'm free this afternoon so come over and fuck me senseless, my parents will be out all day"
Recipient: Mum
Message Sent
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by Jimmed September 26, 2006
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Shortening of the word Banter derived from a joking or piss-taking conversation that "Bant"'s from one person to the other.
LoughboroughUni is famous for it's Bant and it's winning ways. Chin up Warwick.
by Jimmy Riddle November 12, 2003
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A shorter and more eclectic, all encompassing version of 'banter', which can be applied to almost any situation, meaning a period of recognised fun/good times.
-Lets go play some croquet for some top bants
-Oooh! Great bants!
-I'll give those bants about a 6 out of 7!
-This gossip makes for a lovely bit of bants!
-I'm so bored, can anyone think of some bants?
-Well those bants are crap
-Now that's the kind of bants I invest in!
-I'm suffering from bants withdrawal symptoms
-There's usually no bants involved in funerals, but we'll go anyway.
-Uh oh, bad bants!
by lame_enc July 22, 2009
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Shortened from Banter, meaning for something to be highly enjoyable.
Spoken commonly in the South Eastern part of the Republic of Ireland.
"Jaysus, that session was great bant."
by Michael Ronan April 26, 2009
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A l33tified version of wordBanned/word; To be prohibited from entering a forum, a game server, an irc channel etc.
Bob posted porn on Gamespot forums and got bant
by dz October 27, 2003
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