Definition of Peter Panning in English:

Peter Panning

Pronunciation /ˌpiːtə ˈpanɪŋ/


  • Behaviour reminiscent or suggestive of Peter Pan; the action or fact of becoming juvenilized, or of refusing to grow up; entry into the world of children or of childish things.

    Also: the invention of fictitious children as a means of tax evasion.


Early 20th century; earliest use found in The Marion Daily Star. From the name of Peter Pan + -ing.