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]

 

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