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pander

[pan-der] /ˈpæn dər/
noun, Also, panderer
1.
a person who furnishes clients for a prostitute or supplies persons for illicit sexual intercourse; procurer; pimp.
2.
a person who caters to or profits from the weaknesses or vices of others.
3.
a go-between in amorous intrigues.
verb (used without object)
4.
to act as a pander; cater basely:
to pander to the vile tastes of vulgar persons.
verb (used with object)
5.
to act as a pander for.
Origin
1325-1375
1325-75; earlier pandar(e), generalized use of Middle English name Pandare Pandarus
Related forms
panderage, noun
panderingly, adverb
panderism, noun
panderly, adjective
Can be confused
panda, pander.
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Examples for pandered
  • My question is how did you feel losing to someone who pandered to people with no concept of real comedy.
  • So long as students are really learning and not being pandered to, it would definitely give them a boost in the business world.
  • Instead of paying the bills they pandered to everyone under the sun.
  • At best, they pandered to romanticized images of life south of the border.
  • No longer will the secret brokering of special interest groups be pandered to nor be acceptable.
  • But although he neither condescended nor pandered to the average listener, he never lost sight of him or her either.
British Dictionary definitions for pandered

pander

/ˈpændə/
verb
1.
(intransitive) foll by to. to give gratification (to weaknesses or desires)
2.
(archaic when transitive) to act as a go-between in a sexual intrigue (for)
noun
3.
a person who caters for vulgar desires, esp in order to make money
4.
a person who procures a sexual partner for another; pimp
Word Origin
C16 (n): from PandarePandarus
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Word Origin and History for pandered
pander
"arranger of sexual liaisons, one who supplies another with the means of gratifying lust," 1520s, "procurer, pimp," from M.E. Pandare (late 14c.), used by Chaucer ("Troylus and Cryseyde"), who borrowed it from Boccaccio (who had it in It. form Pandaro in "Filostrato") as name of the prince who procured the love of Cressida (his niece in Chaucer, his cousin in Boccaccio) for Troilus. The story and the name are of medieval invention. Spelling influenced by agent suffix -er. The verb meaning "to indulge, to minister to base passions" is first recorded c.1600.
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pandered in Medicine

Pander Pan·der (pän'dər), Christian Heinrich. 1794-1865.

Russian-born German anatomist and pioneer embryologist. With Karl Ernst von Baer he discovered the distinct structural layers of the chick embryo.

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