"Blunt was out this way this afternoon, with a couple his pards," remarked McGurvin, unaware of the bomb was exploding.
You got to show me a deal with more in it, before you talk about a shift of pards.
"Them and your pards must have been pretty nigh together for a minute, then," he said, pointing to the ground.
The six pards stared at Colorado Jim in gasping silence for some time.
The men who accomplished this were not "rough-necks" nor swaggering bullies, "muttering strange oaths and bearded like pards."
"Howdy, pards," he said, with an assumption of the cowboy manner.
An' his pards have been particular friends with me, too, more an' more as I loosened up.
"You've double-crossed yourself an' your pards," went on Oliver, pathetically.
He an' Al was pards once, an' now Beasley has most folks here believin' he got the short end of thet deal.
Weve been pards so long now that whats the injury to one is the same with all.
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."
1850, dialectal shortening of pardener (1795), representing a common pronunciation of partner (n.).
Friend; partner; pal (1872+)