Definitions for Pander

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pimp, procurer, panderer, pander, pandar, fancy man, ponce(verb)

    someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)

  2. gratify, pander, indulge(verb)

    yield (to); give satisfaction to

  3. pander, pimp, procure(verb)

    arrange for sexual partners for others


  1. pander(Noun)

    A person who furthers the illicit love-affairs of others; a pimp or procurer, especially when male. (Later panderer.)

  2. pander(Noun)

    An offer of illicit sex with a third party.

  3. pander(Noun)

    An illicit or illegal offer, usually to tempt.

  4. pander(Verb)

    To offer illicit sex with a third party; to pimp.

  5. pander(Verb)

    To tempt with, to appeal or cater to (improper motivations etc.); to assist in the gratification of.

    His latest speech simply seems to pander to the worst instincts of the electorate.

  6. Origin: From Chaucer's character w:Pandarus (in Troilus and Criseyde), from w:Pandarus (found in Boccaccio), from w:Pandarus, from Πάνδαρος. (See also Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida)

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pander(noun)

    a male bawd; a pimp; a procurer

  2. Pander(noun)

    hence, one who ministers to the evil designs and passions of another

  3. Pander(verb)

    to play the pander for

  4. Pander(verb)

    to act the part of a pander

Translations for Pander

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to give in to (a desire, especially if unworthy)

Some newspapers pander to people's interest in crime and violence.

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