Panderess

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Panderess a procuress
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Pandarus, the pimp in the story of Troilus and Cressida in the versions of Boccaccio (Filostrato), Chaucer, and Shakespeare.

Usage

In literature:

Gnathaena, daughter of the panderess Sinope, was one of the most keen-witted and clever of Athenian hetaerae.
"Greek Women" by Mitchell Carroll
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