noun Also pan·der·er.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- pandit, vijaya lakshmi,
Origin of pander
Examples from the Web for pander
But if I overdo it and I pander and I put something up just because the Twilight crowd is going to like it, I will get punished.David Simon Says ‘The Wire’ Wouldn’t Survive on TV Today|Alex Suskind|April 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
All Ham had to do was sit still for two-and-a-half hours, sound vaguely professional, and pander occasionally to his base.The Bill Nye-Ken Ham Debate Was a Nightmare for Science|Michael Schulson|February 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And no one is confusing Obama with Bill Clinton, who knew how to maneuver—or, if one prefers, how to pander.
The pander itself is a depressing, if familiar, window into conservative Republican thought on the Middle East.
Democrats could use a sunny day as an excuse to destroy the free market, redistribute income and pander to lobbyists.
Then looking at him, he added, "He has been a pander all his life, and there are nothing but women's letters there."The Memoirs of Louis XIV., His Court and The Regency, Complete|Duc de Saint-Simon
You must find, then, what pleases it, and pander to its tastes.Tomlinsoniana|Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Be a judge's man; they are the bravest nowadays, or a cardinal's pander—that were a good profession, and gainful.A Select Collection of Old English Plays (11 of 15)|W. Carew Hazlitt
Her growing horror of the "sweated" monotony of her life was forcing her relentlessly into the clutches of this pander.Comrade Yetta|Albert Edwards
I have omitted a great deal, and avoided being a pander to the public taste for the sake of novelty or effect.The Life and Letters of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Volume II (of 2)|Florence A. Thomas Marshall
noun Also: panderer
Word Origin for pander
"arranger of sexual liaisons, one who supplies another with the means of gratifying lust," 1520s, "procurer, pimp," from Middle English Pandare (late 14c.), used by Chaucer ("Troylus and Cryseyde"), who borrowed it from Boccaccio (who had it in Italian form Pandaro in "Filostrato") as name of the prince (Greek Pandaros), who procured the love of Cressida (his niece in Chaucer, his cousin in Boccaccio) for Troilus. The story and the name are medieval inventions. Spelling influenced by agent suffix -er.
"to indulge (another), to minister to base passions," c.1600, from pander (n.). Related: Pandered; pandering.