Pan"der (?), n. [From Pandarus, a leader in the Trojan army, who is represented by Chaucer and Shakespeare as having procured for Troilus the possession of Cressida.]


A male bawd; a pimp; a procurer.

Thou art the pander to her dishonor. Shak.


Hence, one who ministers to the evil designs and passions of another.

Those wicked panders to avarice and ambition. Burke.


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Pan"der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Pandered (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Pandering.]

To play the pander for.

<-- pander to (base emotions), to achieve one's purpose by appealing to a person's base emotions (less noble desires), as lust, prejudice, hate; to exploit base emotions -->


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Pan"der, v. i.

To act the part of a pander.


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