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pander

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verb pan·der \ˈpan-dər\

Simple Definition of pander

  • : to do or provide what someone wants or demands even though it is not proper, good, or reasonable

Full Definition of pander

pan·deredpan·der·ing play \-d(ə-)riŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to act as a pander; especially :  to provide gratification for others' desires <films that pander to the basest emotions>

pan·der·er play \-dər-ər\ noun

1523

First Known Use of pander

1523


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pander

noun pan·der

Definition of pander

  1. 1 a :  a go-between in love intrigues b :  pimp

  2. 2 :  someone who caters to or exploits the weaknesses of others



Examples of pander

  1. <an arrest record that revealed that he had variously been a pander, a pickpocket, and a drug dealer>



Origin of pander

Middle English Pandare Pandarus, from Latin Pandarus


First Known Use: 1530


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