[pan-dee]Chiefly Scot.
verb (used with object), pan·died, pan·dy·ing.
  1. 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. 2018

Examples from the Web for pandy

Historical Examples of 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.

    Wild Wales

    George Borrow

  • Also potatoes mashed with butter and milk; same as 'pandy,' which see.

  • The fourth is a long one-shot hole in a seaward direction, and the next is Pandy.

  • Passing on we came to a place called Pandy uchaf, or the higher Fulling mill.

    Wild Wales

    George Borrow

British Dictionary definitions for pandy


noun plural -dies
  1. (in schools) a stroke on the hand with a strap as a punishment
verb -dies, -dying or -died
  1. (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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