Pander Definition

păndər
pandering, panders
verb
pandering, panders
To act as a go-between or liaison in sexual intrigues; function as a procurer.
American Heritage
To act as a pander (to a person's ignoble ambitions or desires, vices, etc.)
Webster's New World
To be a pander for.
Webster's New World
To cater to the lower tastes and desires of others or exploit their weaknesses.
American Heritage

To pimp; to cater to others’ lust. See panderer.

Webster's New World Law
Antonyms:
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noun
A go-between in a sexual intrigue; esp., a procurer; pimp.
Webster's New World
A person who provides the means of helping to satisfy the ignoble ambitions or desires, vices, etc. of another.
Webster's New World

An offer of illicit sex with a third party.

Wiktionary

An illicit or illegal offer, usually to tempt.

Wiktionary
(by extension) One who ministers to the evil designs and passions of another.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Pander

Noun

Singular:
pander
Plural:
panders

Origin of Pander

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

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English Pandare Pandarus from Old Italian Pandaro from Latin Pandarus from Greek Pandaros

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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