pimp, procurer, panderer, pander, pandar, fancy man, ponce(verb)
someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce)
gratify, pander, indulge(verb)
yield (to); give satisfaction to
pander, pimp, procure(verb)
arrange for sexual partners for others
A person who furthers the illicit love-affairs of others; a pimp or procurer, especially when male. (Later panderer.)
An offer of illicit sex with a third party.
An illicit or illegal offer, usually to tempt.
To offer illicit sex with a third party; to pimp.
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.
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)
a male bawd; a pimp; a procurer
hence, one who ministers to the evil designs and passions of another
to play the pander for
to act the part of a pander
Origin: [From Pandarus, a leader in the Trojan army, who is represented by Chaucer and Shakespeare as having procured for Troilus the possession of Cressida.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
pan′dėr, n. one who procures for another the means of gratifying his passions: a pimp.—v.t. to play the pander for.—v.i. to act as a pander: to minister to the passions.—ns. Pan′derage, act, employment, or vices of a pander; Pan′deress, a procuress; Pan′derism, the employment or practices of a pander.—adjs. Pan′derly (Shak.), acting as a pander; Pan′derous. [Pandarus, the pimp in the story of Troilus and Cressida in the versions of Boccaccio (Filostrato), Chaucer, and Shakespeare.]
The numerical value of Pander in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of Pander in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Every minute you are thinking of evil, you might have been thinking of good instead. Refuse to pander to a morbid interest in your own misdeeds. Pick yourself up, be sorry, shake yourself, and go on again.
Sick I am of idle words, past all reconciling, Words that weary and perplex and pander and conceal, Wake the sounds that cannot lie, for all their sweet beguiling The language one need fathom not, but only hear and feel.
Sick I am of idle words, past all reconciling,
Words that weary and perplex and pander and conceal,
Wake the sounds that cannot lie, for all their sweet beguiling;
The language one need fathom not, but only hear and feel.
Parts of the business community will continue to pander to the loudest voice until they meet opposition, and they'd better be prepared to meet some opposition, because there are millions and millions of evangelical Christians in America and they have a choice about who they do business with.
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Translations for Pander
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- Zuhälterin, Kuppler, verkuppeln, an etw. appelieren, Kupplerin, ZuhälterGerman
- parittaa, vedota, parittaja, paritusFinnish
- fare da mezzano, compiacere, assecondare, fare il magnacciaItalian
- iets, doen, denken, koppelen, verwijzen naar, aan, pooierDutch
- сводничать, сводник, потворствовать, потакать, сутенёрRussian
- jilupärodan, lupärodan, hilupärodanVolapük
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