Definition of pannam in US English:

pannam

(also panham, pannum)

noun

English Regional
  • 1Slang (originally cant). Bread.

  • 2English regional (Yorkshire). In full "pannam stall". A fairground stall selling confectionery.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Thomas Harman (fl. 1547–1567), writer on vagabonds. Probably alteration of classical Latin pānem, accusative of pānis bread, probably arising from its occurrence in the verse from the Lord's prayer, post-classical Latin panem nostrum da nobis hodie ‘give us this day our daily bread’.

Pronunciation

pannam

/ˈpanəm/