noun Also pan·der·er.
verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
- pandit, vijaya lakshmi,
Origin of pander
Examples from the Web for pandered
Brewer, the newspaper contended, pandered to her base by picking on kids who deserved support instead of mean-spirited bullying.
Michael Tomasky on how Romney pandered to the GOP base and offered no real solutions.
He was the constant companion of the king, to whose vices he pandered, and through him the royal favor flowed.
What we should call a reporter he, on one occasion, mildly spoke of as a "miscreant who pandered for the press."James Fenimore Cooper|Thomas R. Lounsbury
And to cap it all, at the psychological moment, Yunsan pandered the Emperor to novelties of excess that had been long preparing.The Jacket (The Star-Rover)|Jack London
Thus they first created a bad taste, and then pandered to it.
In large towns there was a class that pandered to the vices of the licentious.The Chautauquan, Vol. III, February 1883|The Chautauquan Literary and Scientific Circle
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.