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
Contemporary Examples of 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
One represents an urban district in Chicago, the other the Panhandle of Idaho.Immigration’s Odd Couple: Two Puerto Rican Congressmen Forge a Deal
May 11, 2013
Southern Florida is mostly democrat, the north and panhandle mostly Republican.North Florida Republicans Stressed Out
November 7, 2012
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
August 9, 2012
So we made it the boys from Nebraska and South Dakota, from the Panhandle and Okeehobee.Denis O’Hare Talks About One-Man Show “An Iliad”
March 25, 2012
Historical Examples of panhandle
It was a hard-luck symposium, of course; but there was more to it than just a panhandle touch.Shorty McCabe
Yet there was no better line-rider in the Panhandle than Jumbo Wilkins.
Somehow the sobriquet had clung to him even after his return to the Panhandle.
I'm not goin' to beg you on my knees to take the best job in the Panhandle.
Either of these men could have traveled the Panhandle blindfolded.
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.