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panto

[pan-toh] /ˈpæn toʊ/
noun, plural pantos. British
1.
pantomime (def 2).
Origin of panto
by shortening

panto-

1.
a combining form synonymous with pan-:
pantology.
Also, especially before a vowel, pant-.
Origin
combining form representing Greek pant- (stem of pâs) all
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  • "I once was in the chorus in a panto at Hanbridge," she said.

    The Regent E. Arnold Bennett
  • No: I won't go into panto—not if Frankie goes down on his knees to me.

    Poppy Cynthia Stockley
  • panto was indeed the mainstay of his business; it was even the warp and woof of his life.

  • Did you know any of the critics when you were down at Slagtown for the panto?

    Voces Populi F. Anstey
  • I don't grudge letting the rest of the company have their fling at other times—but with the panto comes my turn.

    Trelawny of The "Wells" Arthur W. Pinero
British Dictionary definitions for panto

panto

/ˈpæntəʊ/
noun (pl) -tos
1.
(Brit, informal) short for pantomime (sense 1)

panto-

combining form
1.
all: pantisocracy, pantofle, pantograph, pantomime
Word Origin
from Greek pant-, pas
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