pandy

verb pan·dy \ ˈpan-dē \

Definition of pandy

pandied; pandying
transitive verb
British
: to punish (a schoolboy) with a blow on the palm of the hand especially with a ferule

Origin and Etymology 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


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