All the ladies (only ten with the whole army) came to breakfast at half-past seven, and so did the great panjandrum himself.
I would have died for my panjandrum as my father died for his father.
panjandrum, pan-jan′drum, n. an imaginary figure of great power and importance, a burlesque potentate.
My panjandrum is deposed and transported to herd with convicts.
He and his scheme were referred to me, the panjandrum being graciously pleased to be unable to make head or tail of it.
One player is chosen to be the panjandrum, an important personage requiring a body guard.
I should as soon have expected to meet the great panjandrum himself!
I live now for three objects only: to defeat the enemy, to restore the panjandrum, and to hang my solicitor.
The object of the game is for the players at large to touch or tantalize the panjandrum without being tagged by his guard.
The Republic of Beotia has been compelled to confine the panjandrum and his family, for their own safety, within certain bounds.
mock name for a pompous personage, 1755, invented by Samuel Foote (1720-1777) in a long passage full of nonsense written to test the memory of actor Charles Macklin (1697-1797), who said he could repeat anything after hearing it once.