Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun etc. See Pander, etc.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as pander.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun obsolete A person who furthers the illicit love-affairs of others; a pimp or procurer, especially when male.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)

Etymologies

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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).

Examples

  • 2141: It will be thought I, which he calls the pandar, did kil the Duke,

    The Revenger's Tragedy

  • A pandar was a procurer of sexual services, after the character in Chaucer.

    Defence of Poesie

  • Such conditions would naturally be ideal for the owner of a house of ill fame, or for a pandar.

    Satyricon

  • Failure to register was severely punished upon conviction, and this applied not only to the girl but to the pandar as well.

    Satyricon

  • 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.

    Satyricon

  • (Livy xxxix, 9-17), and the comedies of Plautus and Terence, in which the pandar and the harlot are familiar characters.

    Satyricon

  • 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.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • Failure to register was severely punished upon conviction, and this applied not only to the girl but to the pandar as well.

    The Satyricon — Volume 06: Editor's Notes

  • (Livy xxxix, 9-17), and the comedies of Plautus and Terence, in which the pandar and the harlot are familiar characters.

    The Satyricon — Volume 06: Editor's Notes

  • Such conditions would naturally be ideal for the owner of a house of ill fame, or for a pandar.

    The Satyricon — Volume 06: Editor's Notes

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