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panhandle1 (ˈpænˌhændəl Pronunciation for panhandle1

Definitions

noun

  1. (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

panhandle2 (ˈpænˌhændəl Pronunciation for panhandle2

Definitions

verb

  1. (US & Canadian, informal) to accost and beg from (passers-by), esp on the street

Derived Forms

ˈpanˌhandler noun

Word Origin

C19: probably a back formation from panhandler a person who begs with a pan

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