- a member of a force of 18th-cent. Croatian soldiers in the Austrian army, noted for their brutality
- any brutal soldier
Origin of pandourfrom French or from German pandur, both from Croatian pànd?r, constable, probably from Medieval Latin banderius, one who follows a banner: from West Germanic banda: see banner
- One of a class of Hungarian mountaineers serving in the Austrian army.
- Her whiskered pandours and her fierce hussars. "” Campbell.
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
Named after Pandur, a principal town in the region from which they originally came.