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A loaf baked, not surprisingly, in a pan or tin; the term is mainly Scottish. Such loaves were more expensive than the ordinary sort, jammed together promiscuously on the baking tray, so pan-loaf or pan-loafy came to be used metaphorically for ‘affected’ or ‘pretentious’: ‘His pan-loaf accent would make you die. He's gettin' ready, y'see, to be a great sports commentator on the telly after he's made his mark in athletics’, Scotsman 24 December 1976.

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