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pard1

[pahrd] /pɑrd/
noun, Literary.
1.
a leopard or panther.
Origin of pard1
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English parde (< Old French pard) < Latin pardus < Greek párdos (masculine), derivative of párdalis (feminine); compare Old English (rare) pardus
Related forms
pardine
[pahr-dahyn, -din] /ˈpɑr daɪn, -dɪn/ (Show IPA),
adjective

pard2

[pahrd] /pɑrd/
noun, Informal.
1.
partner; companion.
Origin
1840-50, Americanism; by alteration and shortening of partner
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British Dictionary definitions for pards

pard1

/pɑːd/
noun
1.
(US) short for pardner

pard2

/pɑːd/
noun
1.
(archaic) a leopard or panther
Word Origin
C13: via Old French from Latin pardus, from Greek pardos
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Word Origin and History for pards

pard

n.1

archaic form of leopard, c.1300, from Latin pardus "a male panther," from Greek pardos "male panther," from the same source (probably Iranian) as Sanskrit prdaku-s "leopard, tiger, snake," and Persian palang "panther."

pard

n.2

1850, dialectal shortening of pardener (1795), representing a common pronunciation of partner (n.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for pards

pard

noun

Friend; partner; pal (1872+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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