Origin of panhandle1
verb (used without object), pan·han·dled, pan·han·dling.
verb (used with object), pan·han·dled, pan·han·dling.
Origin of panhandle2
Examples from the Web for panhandle
When it's cold outside, as it is for much of the year in the Idaho panhandle, inside accommodations are warm and cozy.Spaghetti for Breakfast?! Not So Crazy at This Idaho Farm Café|Jane & Michael Stern|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
One represents an urban district in Chicago, the other the Panhandle of Idaho.Immigration’s Odd Couple: Two Puerto Rican Congressmen Forge a Deal|Sandra McElwaine|May 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Southern Florida is mostly democrat, the north and panhandle mostly Republican.
Last year panhandle ranchers Phillip and Doris Smith suffered through the worst one-year drought in Texas history.The Texas Drought Seen Firsthand from the Eyes of Ranchers|Malcolm Jones|August 9, 2012|DAILY BEAST
So we made it the boys from Nebraska and South Dakota, from the Panhandle and Okeehobee.
Flinging his empty gun at the nearest rider, Panhandle lurched toward the doorway where Cheyenne and Bartley stood watching.
By intermarriage these families have established themselves in many of the Panhandle counties.
Between the two classes there was much conflict; time, however, solves its problems, and solved them in the Panhandle.
The progress in agriculture in the Panhandle during the last half dozen years really excited some of the older residents.Frances of the Ranges|Amy Bell Marlowe
"What have you got to say about it," challenged Panhandle, turning to Bartley.
Word Origin for panhandle
"something resembling the handle of a pan," 1851, from pan (n.) + handle (n.). Especially in reference to geography, originally American English, from 1856, in reference to Virginia (now West Virginia; Florida, Texas, Idaho, Oklahoma, and Alaska also have them). Meaning "an act of begging" is attested from 1849, perhaps from notion of arm stuck out like a panhandle, or of one who handles a (beggar's) pan.
"to beg," 1888, from panhandle (n.) in the begging sense. Related: Panhandled; panhandling.