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pandy

[pan-dee] /ˈpæn di/
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
1795-1805; < Latin pande stretch out! (imperative of pandere), i.e., open your hand to take the blow
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British Dictionary definitions for pandy

pandy

/ˈpændɪ/
noun (pl) -dies
1.
(in schools) a stroke on the hand with a strap as a punishment
verb -dies, -dying, -died
2.
(transitive) to punish with such strokes
Word Origin
C19: from Latin pande (manum) stretch out (the hand), from pandere to spread or extend
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