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pandy

play
verb, pan·dy \ˈpan-dē\

Definition of pandy

pandiedpandying

British

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to punish (a schoolboy) with a blow on the palm of the hand especially with a ferule



Origin of pandy

probably from Latin pande, imperative singular of pandere to spread out (the hand), command of the schoolmaster to the boy — more at fathom


First Known Use: 1863

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