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  1. of or relating to pants: pant cuffs.
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Origin of pant2

First recorded in 1890–95; singular of pants
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Historical Examples

  • Pantest thou to be free, silly one, that the hawk may swoop on its defenceless prey?

    The Last Of The Barons, Complete

    Edward Bulwer-Lytton

British Dictionary definitions for pantest


  1. to breathe with noisy deep gasps, as when out of breath from exertion or excitement
  2. to say (something) while breathing thus
  3. (intr often foll by for) to have a frantic desire (for); yearn
  4. (intr) to pulsate; throb rapidly
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  1. the act or an instance of panting
  2. a short deep gasping noise; puff
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Word Origin

C15: from Old French pantaisier, from Greek phantasioun to have visions, from phantasia fantasy
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Word Origin and History for pantest



mid-15c., perhaps a shortening of Old French pantaisier "gasp, puff, pant, be out of breath, be in distress" (12c.), probably from Vulgar Latin *pantasiare "be oppressed with a nightmare, struggle for breathing during a nightmare," literally "to have visions," from Greek phantasioun "have or form images, subject to hallucinations," from phantasia "appearance, image, fantasy" (see phantasm). Related: Panted; panting.

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"a gasping breath," c.1500, from pant (v.).

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pantest in Medicine


  1. To breathe rapidly and shallowly.
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