Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. etc. See Pander, etc.
- n. obsolete A person who furthers the illicit love-affairs of others; a pimp or procurer, especially when male.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. Same as pander.
- n. someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)
- From Chaucer’s character Pandare (in Troilus and Criseyde), from Italian Pandaro (found in Boccaccio), from Latin Pandarus, from Ancient Greek Πάνδαρος. (See also Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida). (Wiktionary)
“2141: It will be thought I, which he calls the pandar, did kil the Duke,”
“A pandar was a procurer of sexual services, after the character in Chaucer.”
“(Livy xxxix, 9-17), and the comedies of Plautus and Terence, in which the pandar and the harlot are familiar characters.”
“Such conditions would naturally be ideal for the owner of a house of ill fame, or for a pandar.”
“Failure to register was severely punished upon conviction, and this applied not only to the girl but to the pandar as well.”
“The licensed houses seem to have been of two kinds: those owned and managed by a pandar, and those in which the latter was merely an agent, renting rooms and doing everything in his power to supply his renters with custom.”
“I cried Auda mercy of his names, swearing I was no writer-down of unspoiled countries, or pandar to geographical curiosity; and the old man, much pleased, began to tell me personal notes and news of the chiefs with us, and in front upon our line of march.”
“He will inveigle you to naughtiness to get your good name into his clutches; he will be your pandar to have you on the hip for”
“A pandar has about the purchasing power in Korva that a dollar would have in America.”
“Suppose for a moment that Rousseau were the equivocal pernicious influence, half-priest, half-pandar, half-charlatan, half-prophet of a world-disintegrating orgy of sentiment, should I for one, I am tempted to ask, close the gates of our platonic republic against him?”
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