pandy

pandy

[pan-dee] Chiefly Scot.
noun, plural pandies.
1.
a stroke on the palm of the hand with a cane or strap given as a punishment in school.
verb (used with object), pandied, pandying.
2.
to hit on the palm of the hand.

Origin:
1795–1805; < Latin pande stretch out! (imperative of pandere), i.e., open your hand to take the blow

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pandy (ˈpændɪ)
 
n , pl -dies
1.  (in schools) a stroke on the hand with a strap as a punishment
 
vb , -dies, -dies, -dying, -died
2.  (tr) to punish with such strokes
 
[C19: from Latin pande (manum) stretch out (the hand), from pandere to spread or extend]

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