Bantry [ban – tree] noun, verb, adjective-noun1. mountainous coastal region of West Cork, Ireland. The Bantry and West Cork character is considered the most friendly, helpful, outgoing, quick witted, generous and possessing the gift of unlimited conversation with a great sense of humor.2. rollicking, protean assemblage of ne’er-do-wells, purveyors of Celtic tunes and tones, known for melodious vocalizations, encyclopedic knowledge of songs, jokes, stories, tall-tales, whoppers and blarney in general as well as an uncanny ability to maintain libations within arms’ reach: We saw the Bantry Boys last night and I can barely sit up today.3. something that provides mirth or amusement: A night at the pub would be Bantry. -verb4. the act of attending an establishment (usually a pub, bar, hall or living room) and singing, drinking, dancing, shouting, cheering, gesticulating and generally carrying on while in the presence of melodious, lyrical, Celtic canon: Who’s up for some Bantrying tonight? -adjective5. Informal. of or pertaining to entertainment, esp. to social entertainment: a Bantry night was had by all; s/he’s a real Bantry Girl/Boy!Origin:1981; dial. var. of The Bantry Bay Boys, Jim (guitar)and Bill Dwyer, Mike Brady (Bass), Eric Pedrotty (whistles and drum)
Synonyms:2, 3. fun, mirth, craic
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