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For the verb associated with arranging sexual acts between other parties for money, see procuring (prostitution) and prostitution. To pander is also used metaphorically: "pander to the lowest common denominator."

Etymology

From Chaucer’s character Pandare (in Troilus and Criseyde), from Italian Pandaro (found in Boccaccio), from Latin Pandarus, from Ancient Greek Πάνδαρος ‎(Pándaros). (See also Shakespeare’s Troilus and Cressida).

Noun

  1. A person who furthers the illicit love-affairs of others; a pimp or procurer. (Later panderer.)
  2. An offer of illicit sex with a third party.
  3. An illicit or illegal offer, usually to tempt.
  4. One who ministers to the evil designs and passions of another.




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