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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PANJANDRUM

Same thing, I reckon, by all that you tell about that Panjandrum and his goin's on!

My Panjandrum is deposed and transported to herd with convicts.

I would have died for my Panjandrum as my father died for his father.

I should as soon have expected to meet the great Panjandrum himself!

One player is chosen to be the Panjandrum, an important personage requiring a body guard.

The object of the game is for the players at large to touch or tantalize the Panjandrum without being tagged by his guard.

Panjandrum, pan-jan′drum, n. an imaginary figure of great power and importance, a burlesque potentate.

All the ladies (only ten with the whole army) came to breakfast at half-past seven, and so did the great Panjandrum himself.

I live now for three objects only: to defeat the enemy, to restore the Panjandrum, and to hang my solicitor.

The Republic of Beotia has been compelled to confine the Panjandrum and his family, for their own safety, within certain bounds.

WORD ORIGIN

mock name for a pompous personage, 1755, invented by Samuel Foote (1720-1777) in a long passage full of nonsense written to test the memory of actor Charles Macklin (1697-1797), who said he could repeat anything after hearing it once.

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