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

Wiktionary

  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

  5. 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.]

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Evelyn Underhill:

    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.

  2. George Du Maurier:

    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.

  3. George Du Maurier:

    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.

  4. Richard Land:

    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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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • Zuhälterin, Kuppler, verkuppeln, an etw. appelieren, Kupplerin, ZuhälterGerman
  • alcahueteSpanish
  • 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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