1. the female genital area.
|‘Song’ in Pills to Purge Melancholy I 235: Man is for the Woman made, / And the Woman made for Man / As the Sceptre to be sway’d / As for Night’s the Serenade, / As for Pudding is the Pan.|
|‘The Tinker’ in Secret Songster 43: Oh, says she, I’ve been married for twenty years or more, / And such a scouring in my pan I ne’er had before.|
|‘The Chambermaid’ in Whip and Satirist of NY 9 Apr. n.p.: Such is the wantonness of man, / That many stay an extra week / to trry the virtues of her pan.|
|‘Jargon of the Und.’ in DN V 458: Pan, A woman’s body, specifically the genitals.|
|‘Bread Pan (Just My Size)’ [lyrics] She makes my bread rise late hours in the night, / I put my bread right in her pan / and I shoves it clean out of sight.|
|Criminal Sl. (rev. edn).|
2. (US) the mouth; often as shut pan!
|Clockmaker III 82: No, sir, the grave don’t part ’em, nor death shut his pan nother.|
|Big Town 193: Before I could open my pan she says, ‘I’ll write and tell her we can’t come’.|
|Let Tomorrow Come 41: The one with the cheaters lets his pan fall open so far you could shove an apple in it.|
|I Can Get It For You Wholesale 67: But the disappointment was too great for them to keep their pans shut.|
3. the head.
|Torchy, Private Sec. 28: ‘I fear Mr. Briscoe thinks unfavorably of it.’ ‘Then he’s fruity in the pan.’.|
4. the human face.
|‘Hello, Soldier!’ 45: I couldn’t fight yeh, blarst yeh, if yeh dinted in me pan.‘Mickie Mollynoo’ in|
|Broadway Melody 73: I couldn’t keep my pan toward the front on account o’ trying to keep cases on you.|
|‘A Nose for News’ in Goulart (1967) 197: The rest of the staff [...] kept their pans a perfect blank.|
|Decade 317: The readers are up with his pan in every crossroad post office.|
|letter 2 May in Harris (1993) 92: Dave and I have parted company, and I hope I never see his junky pan again.|
|Big Smoke 168: He saw a woman of forty who looked like a hag of sixty. God, he thought, what a pan.|
|Crime in S. Afr. 105: When he ‘chats a guy with a boot in the pan’, it means that he has kicked him in the face.|
|Drop Dead, My Lovely (2005) 14: She hit me with a poker pan.|
5. (US gay) the anus.
|Queens’ Vernacular 19: the rectal opening, anus [...] pan (‘He wanted to deep fry some sausage in your pan’).|
be quiet! shut up!
|Mass. Spy 2 Jan. n.p.: Instead of saying grace decently, as he used to do, he called out attention – handle arms – and for grace after dinner – now shut pans.|
|Westward Ho! I 121: Shut pan, and sing dumb.|
|Peter Simple (1911) 159: Shut your pan, or by the tail of Jonah’s whale, I’ll swear you’re a Spaniard.|
|Congressional Globe 7 July Appendix 123: No one rose. No one broke silence. Shut pan seemed to be the word of command on the left side of this chamber.|
|Putnam’s Mag. , vi. (Sept.) 246: ‘Now jest stop, Axy,’ said he; ‘jest shet pan now I tell ye ; and don’t open your face again.’.|
|Let Tomorrow Come 239: ‘Go to hell and shut your pan or I’ll bang you,’ the vic growls.|
SE in slang uses
(W.I.) a district constable.
|cited in Dict. Jam. Eng. (1980).|
see dishlicker under dish n.1
(UK juv.) a fool.
|OnLine Dict. of Playground Sl. [Internet] panwit n. generally brainless, stupid.|
(US) a cook.
|George Spelvin Chats 52: Old Hattie, his household pan-wrestler, joins a union.|
see under down prep.
(US) in difficulties, facing problems.
|Syndicate (1998) 45: Lilly was definitely in the pan.|
see down the pan under down prep.