AskDefine | Define pander

Dictionary Definition

pander n : someone who procures customers for whores (in England they call a pimp a ponce) [syn: pimp, procurer, panderer, pandar, fancy man, ponce]

Verb

1 yield (to); give satisfaction to [syn: gratify, indulge]
2 arrange for sexual partners for others [syn: pimp, procure]

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Alternative spellings

Etymology

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)

Pronunciation

  • a RP /ˈpandə/, (RP) /ˈpændə/
  • a US /ˈpændɚ/, /"p

Extensive Definition

Pander may refer to:
In science and medicine:
  • PANcreatic DERived factor, an islet-specific cytokine that promotes apoptosis in primary islets and islet cell lines
People with the surname Pander:
pander in German: Pander
pander in Dutch: Pander (doorverwijspagina)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

bawd, bow to, bully, cadet, cater to, fancy, fancy man, gigolo, gratify, humor, indulge, madam, maquereau, pander to, panderer, pimp, procure, procurer, procuress, prostitute, satisfy, solicit, solicitor, truckle to, white slaver, whoremonger, yield to
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