Origin of pandyClassical Latin pande, open (your hand), imperative of pandere, to extend ; from Indo-European an unverified form pand-, variant, variety of base an unverified form pet-, to stretch out from source fathom
transitive verbpan·died, pan·dy·ing, pan·dies
Origin of pandyProbably from Latin pand&emacron;, imperative sg. of pand&emacron;re, to spread out, open (the palm); see pet&schwa;- in Indo-European roots.
- A fulling mill.
- (Ireland, informal) mashed potatoes