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pandy

[ pan-dee ]
/ ˈpæn di /
Chiefly Scot.
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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.
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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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British Dictionary definitions for pandy

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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