Definition of pantine in English:

pantine

noun

rare
  • A puppet-like toy, usually of pasteboard, consisting of a figure of a human being (sometimes a caricature of a famous person) with a jointed body and limbs moved by pulling a thread or wire.

Origin

Mid 18th century; earliest use found in The London Magazine. From French pantin, further etymology uncertain.

Pronunciation

pantine

/ˈpantiːn//ˈpantʌɪn/