Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

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

Rhymes with pandy


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up pandy? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a division or portion of a pool or whole

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1926873504

Which of the following best describes an easily irritated person?

tetchy flashy superficial gregarious
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ