bac·chant (bə-kănt, -känt, băkənt)
n. pl. bac·chants or bac·chan·tes (bə-kăntēz, -kän-, -kănts, -känts)
1. Greek & Roman Mythology A priest or votary of Bacchus.
2. A boisterous reveler.
[Latin bacchāns, bacchant-, present participle of bacchārī, to celebrate the festival of Bacchus, from Bacchus, Bacchus; see BACCHUS.]
bac·chan·tic (-kăntĭk) adj.
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