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pan·han·dle 1

 (păn′hăn′dl)
v. pan·han·dled, pan·han·dling, pan·han·dles Informal
v.intr.
To approach strangers and beg for money or food.
v.tr.
1. To approach and beg from (a stranger).
2. To obtain by approaching and begging from a stranger: panhandled money. See Synonyms at cadge.

[Back-formation from panhandler, beggar : perhaps pan + handler.]

pan′han′dler n.

pan·han·dle 2

 (păn′hăn′dl)
n.
1. The handle of a pan.
2. often Panhandle A narrow strip of territory projecting from a larger, broader area, as in Alaska, Idaho, Oklahoma, Texas, and West Virginia.

panhandle

(ˈpænˌhændəl)
n
1. (Physical Geography) (sometimes capital) (in the US) a narrow strip of land that projects from one state into another
2. (in a South African city) a plot of land without street frontage

panhandle

(ˈpænˌhændəl)
vb
informal US and Canadian to accost and beg from (passers-by), esp on the street
[C19: probably a back formation from panhandler a person who begs with a pan]
ˈpanˌhandler n

pan•han•dle1

(ˈpænˌhæn dl)

n.
1. the handle of a pan.
2. a long, narrow, projecting strip of a larger territory, as of a state: the Texas panhandle.
[1855–60]

pan•han•dle2

(ˈpænˌhæn dl)

v. -dled, -dling. v.i.
1. to accost passers-by on the street and beg from them.
v.t.
2. to accost and beg from.
3. to obtain by accosting and begging from someone.
[1895–1900, Amer.; back formation from panhandler; so called from the resemblance of an extended arm to a panhandle1]
pan′han`dler, n.

panhandle


Past participle: panhandled
Gerund: panhandling

Imperative
panhandle
panhandle
Present
I panhandle
you panhandle
he/she/it panhandles
we panhandle
you panhandle
they panhandle
Preterite
I panhandled
you panhandled
he/she/it panhandled
we panhandled
you panhandled
they panhandled
Present Continuous
I am panhandling
you are panhandling
he/she/it is panhandling
we are panhandling
you are panhandling
they are panhandling
Present Perfect
I have panhandled
you have panhandled
he/she/it has panhandled
we have panhandled
you have panhandled
they have panhandled
Past Continuous
I was panhandling
you were panhandling
he/she/it was panhandling
we were panhandling
you were panhandling
they were panhandling
Past Perfect
I had panhandled
you had panhandled
he/she/it had panhandled
we had panhandled
you had panhandled
they had panhandled
Future
I will panhandle
you will panhandle
he/she/it will panhandle
we will panhandle
you will panhandle
they will panhandle
Future Perfect
I will have panhandled
you will have panhandled
he/she/it will have panhandled
we will have panhandled
you will have panhandled
they will have panhandled
Future Continuous
I will be panhandling
you will be panhandling
he/she/it will be panhandling
we will be panhandling
you will be panhandling
they will be panhandling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been panhandling
you have been panhandling
he/she/it has been panhandling
we have been panhandling
you have been panhandling
they have been panhandling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been panhandling
you will have been panhandling
he/she/it will have been panhandling
we will have been panhandling
you will have been panhandling
they will have been panhandling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been panhandling
you had been panhandling
he/she/it had been panhandling
we had been panhandling
you had been panhandling
they had been panhandling
Conditional
I would panhandle
you would panhandle
he/she/it would panhandle
we would panhandle
you would panhandle
they would panhandle
Past Conditional
I would have panhandled
you would have panhandled
he/she/it would have panhandled
we would have panhandled
you would have panhandled
they would have panhandled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.panhandle - a relatively narrow strip of land projecting from some larger area; "Wheeling is located in the northern panhandle of West Virginia"
2.panhandle - the handle of a pan
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
pan - shallow container made of metal
Verb1.panhandle - beg by accosting people in the street and asking for money
beg - ask to obtain free; "beg money and food"

panhandle

verb
Informal. To ask or ask for as charity:
Slang: mooch.
Translations

panhandle

[ˈpænhændl] (US)
A. N (Geog) faja angosta de territorio de un estado que entra en el de otro
B. VI (= beg) → mendigar, pedir limosna

panhandle

[ˈpænhændəl]
n (US) (= strip of land) → langue f de terre
the Texas panhandle → la partie nord du Texas
vi (mainly US) (= beg) → faire la manche
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