pander

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

1pan·der

verb \ˈpan-dər\

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

pan·deredpan·der·ing \-d(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of PANDER

intransitive verb
:  to act as a pander; especially :  to provide gratification for others' desires <films that pander to the basest emotions>
pan·der·er \-dər-ər\ noun

First Known Use of PANDER

1523

2pander

noun

Definition of PANDER

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

Related to PANDER

Synonyms
cadet [slang], fancy man, pimp, procurer

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