[ pan-dee ]
/ ˈpæn di /
Chiefly Scot.

noun, plural pan·dies.

a stroke on the palm of the hand with a cane or strap given as a punishment in school.

verb (used with object), pan·died, pan·dy·ing.

to hit on the palm of the hand.

Origin of pandy

1795–1805; < Latin pande stretch out! (imperative of pandere), i.e., open your hand to take the blow Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for pandy


/ (ˈpændɪ) mainly Scot and Irish /

noun plural -dies

(in schools) a stroke on the hand with a strap as a punishment

verb -dies, -dying or -died

(tr) to punish with such strokes

Word Origin for pandy

C19: from Latin pande (manum) stretch out (the hand), from pandere to spread or extend
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