pandy

verb
pan·​dy | \ ˈpan-dē How to pronounce pandy (audio) \
pandied; pandying

Definition of pandy

transitive verb

British
: to punish (a schoolboy) with a blow on the palm of the hand especially with a ferule

First Known Use of pandy

1765, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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“Pandy.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pandy. Accessed 10 December 2019.

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