pandoor
Pandour Pan"dour, n. 1. One of a class of Hungarian mountaineers serving in the Austrian army that served as local militia in Croatia; -- so called from Pandur, a principal town in the region from which they originally came. They were noted for their ruthlessness. [Written also {pandoor}.] [1913 Webster]

Her whiskered pandours and her fierce hussars. --Campbell. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence: A brutal soldier. [PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Pandour — Pan dour, n. 1. One of a class of Hungarian mountaineers serving in the Austrian army that served as local militia in Croatia; so called from Pandur, a principal town in the region from which they originally came. They were noted for their… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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