nounWord forms: plural ˈpandies
1. Chiefly Scottish a stroke on the palm of the hand with a strap or cane, as a punishment
verb transitiveWord forms: ˈpandied or ˈpandying
2. Chiefly Scottish to punish by such a stroke or strokes
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Word origin of 'pandy'
open (your hand), imper. of pandere,
to extend < IE *pand-,
var. of base *pet-,
to stretch out > fathom