1. A male bawd; a pimp; a procurer. "Thou art the pander to her dishonor." (Shak)

2. Hence, one who ministers to the evil designs and passions of another. "Those wicked panders to avarice and ambition." (Burke)

Origin: From Pandarus, a leader in the Trojan army, who is represented by Chaucer and Shakespeare as having procured for Troilus the possession of Cressida

(01 Mar 1998)

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