"pantile" Definition

  1. a hat. The term PANTILE is properly applied to the mould into which the sugar is poured which is afterwards known as “loaf sugar.” Thus, PANTILE, from whence comes the phrase, “a sugar-loaf hat,” originally signified a tall, conical hat, in shape similar to that usually represented as the head-gear of a bandit. From PANTILE the more modern slang term TILE has been derived. Halliwell gives PANTILE SHOP, a meeting-house, from the steeple-crowned or PANTILE hats of its frequenters. PANTILE also means a flat cake with jam on it, given to boys at boarding-schools instead of pudding.

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Position in the dictionary: 2503 of 4022 slang words.
Next words in the dictionary: pantiler, pants, panupetaston, paper-maker, paper-worker, parachute, paradise, parish lantern, parish prig, parney
Previous words in the dictionary: pantalettes, panny, pannum-bound, pannum, pannikin, pam, palming, palmer, palm oil, palm

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