[pan-jan-druh m] /pænˈdʒæn drəm/
a self-important or pretentious official.
a pompous self-important official or person of rank
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.
[goh-uh] /ˈgoʊ ə/ noun 1. an administrative territory of India, in the W part: formerly Portuguese India; annexed by India 1961. 1426 sq. mi. (3693 sq. km). Capital: Panjim. /ˈpɑːnˌʒɪm/ noun 1. the capital of the Indian state of Goa (formerly capital of the union territory of Goa, Daman, and Diu until 1987): a port […]
[pangk-hurst] /ˈpæŋk hɜrst/ noun 1. Christabel Harriette, 1880–1958, English suffragist leader (daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst). 2. Emmeline (Goulden) [gool-dn] /ˈgul dn/ (Show IPA), 1858–1928, English suffragist leader. /ˈpæŋkhɜːst/ noun 1. Dame Christabel. 1880–1958, English suffragette 2. her mother, Emmeline. 1858–1928, English suffragette leader, who founded the militant Women’s Social and Political Union (1903) 3. Sylvia, […]
[pahn-koh] /ˈpɑn koʊ/ noun, (used with a singular or plural verb) 1. Japanese-style breadcrumbs in large, coarse flakes: panko-crusted fish fillets.
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