Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A person who furthers the illicit love-affairs of others; a pimp or procurer, especially when male.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as pander.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. etc. See Pander, etc.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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

Etymologies

From Chaucer’s character Pandare (in Troilus and Criseyde), from Italian Pandaro (found in Boccaccio), from Latin Pandarus, from Ancient Greek Πάνδαρος. (See also Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 2141: It will be thought I, which he calls the pandar, did kil the Duke,

    The Revenger's Tragedy

  • A pandar was a procurer of sexual services, after the character in Chaucer.

    Defence of Poesie

  • (Livy xxxix, 9-17), and the comedies of Plautus and Terence, in which the pandar and the harlot are familiar characters.

    Satyricon

  • Such conditions would naturally be ideal for the owner of a house of ill fame, or for a pandar.

    Satyricon

  • Failure to register was severely punished upon conviction, and this applied not only to the girl but to the pandar as well.

    Satyricon

  • The licensed houses seem to have been of two kinds: those owned and managed by a pandar, and those in which the latter was merely an agent, renting rooms and doing everything in his power to supply his renters with custom.

    Satyricon

  • I cried Auda mercy of his names, swearing I was no writer-down of unspoiled countries, or pandar to geographical curiosity; and the old man, much pleased, began to tell me personal notes and news of the chiefs with us, and in front upon our line of march.

    Seven Pillars of Wisdom

  • He will inveigle you to naughtiness to get your good name into his clutches; he will be your pandar to have you on the hip for

    Microcosmography or, a Piece of the World Discovered; in Essays and Characters

  • A pandar has about the purchasing power in Korva that a dollar would have in America.

    Carson of Venus

  • Suppose for a moment that Rousseau were the equivocal pernicious influence, half-priest, half-pandar, half-charlatan, half-prophet of a world-disintegrating orgy of sentiment, should I for one, I am tempted to ask, close the gates of our platonic republic against him?

    Suspended Judgments Essays on Books and Sensations

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