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Chiefly British To strike on the open palm of the hand with a cane or strap for punishment at school.
[Probably from Latin pandē
, imperative sg. of pandēre
, to spread out, open (the palm)
; see petə-
in Indo-European roots
, pl -dies
(Education) (in schools) a stroke on the hand with a strap as a punishment
, -dying or -died
(Education) (tr) to punish with such strokes
[C19: from Latin pande (manum) stretch out (the hand), from pandere to spread or extend]
pan•dy (ˈpæn di)
v.t. -died, -dy•ing. Chiefly Scot.
to strike on the palm of the hand with a cane or strap as a punishment in school.
[1795–1805; < Latin pande stretch out! (imperative of pandere)]
Past participle: pandied
References in periodicals archive
For heaven's sake, put an end to this ridiculous pandying
to the feckless idiots who have no thought for the cost of time and money involved in saving their pathetic lives.
Dolan's authority and protesting to the rector about his unjust pandying
, Stephen repeats that his punishment was "unfair and cruel.
Like David, Stephen learns to do something: he goes to the rector to complain about unjust pandying
, he writes, he leaves the church, and finally leaves Ireland too.