What does Pander mean?

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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

  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.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pander

    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.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pander in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pander in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Ariana Rowlands:

    They’ll pander to the minority to the detriment of the majority.

  2. 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.

  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. 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.

  5. 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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Translations for Pander

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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