- (obsolete) A person who furthers the illicit love-affairs of others; a pimp or procurer, especially when male. (Later panderer.)
Etymology: From Chaucer"s character w:Pandarus, Pandare (in w:Troilus and Criseyde, Troilus and Criseyde), from Italian w:Pandarus, Pandaro (found in w:Boccaccio, Boccaccio), from Latin w:Pandarus, Pandarus, from Greek . (See also Shakespeare"s wikibooks:Troilus and Cressida, Troilus and Cressida)
- 1609 if ever you prove false one, to another since I have taken such paine to bring you together let all pittifull goers betweene be cald to the worlds end after my name, call them all Panders, let all constant men be Troylusses all false woemen Cressids, and all brokers betweene panders " Shakespeare, Troilus and Cressida, Act 3.
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