- a stroke on the palm of the hand with a cane or strap given as a punishment in school.
- 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
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Examples from the Web for pandy
Perhaps a pandy had been lying down there where he and Alec stood.The Disputed V.C.
Frederick P. Gibbon
The Tarw,” said she, “and this village is called Pandy Teirw.
Also potatoes mashed with butter and milk; same as 'pandy,' which see.English As We Speak It in Ireland
P. W. Joyce
The fourth is a long one-shot hole in a seaward direction, and the next is Pandy.The Golf Courses of the British Isles
Passing on we came to a place called Pandy uchaf, or the higher Fulling mill.
- (in schools) a stroke on the hand with a strap as a punishment
- (tr) to punish with such strokes
C19: from Latin pande (manum) stretch out (the hand), from pandere to spread or extend