Origin of panjandrum
Examples from the Web for panjandrum
I live now for three objects only: to defeat the enemy, to restore the Panjandrum, and to hang my solicitor.
Same thing, I reckon, by all that you tell about that Panjandrum and his goin's on!The Faith Healer|William Vaughn Moody
Do not deceive yourself, General: never again will a Panjandrum reign in Beotia.
One player is chosen to be the Panjandrum, an important personage requiring a body guard.Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium|Jessie H. Bancroft
I would have died for my Panjandrum as my father died for his father.
British Dictionary definitions for panjandrum
Word Origin for panjandrum
Word Origin and History for panjandrum
mock name for a pompous personage, 1755, invented by Samuel Foote (1720-1777) in a long passage full of nonsense written to test the memory of actor Charles Macklin (1697-1797), who said he could repeat anything after hearing it once.