Audrina, inspired by reality-TV star partridge, is one of the five fastest-rising names for girls.
A 23-year-old Farrah appeared in the 1970 partridge Family episode, “The Sound of Money.”
Wood pigeon, pheasant, partridge, grouse, peacocks, hares, wild rabbits, and waterfowl are all dietary staples.
Despite the partridge Family lifestyle, his home life was settled.
You don't like partridge, Archilochus, or porridge, or what not?
When I look at that partridge, Miss Jocelyn, hunger makes me shameless.
Three partridge feathers stuck out jauntily from the side of the hat.
Game of all sorts was abundant, from the buffalo down to the partridge.
The pupils of Alathea's eyes before the partridge came, were black as night.
The partridge is one of our native and most characteristic birds.
late 12c., from Old French pertis, alteration of perdis (perhaps influenced by fem. suffix -tris), from Latin perdicem (nominative perdix) "plover, lapwing," from Greek perdix, the Greek partridge, probably related to perdesthai "to break wind," in reference to the whirring noise of the bird's wings, from PIE imitative base *perd- "to break wind" (cf. Sanskrit pardate "breaks wind," Lithuanian perdzu, Russian perdet, Old High German ferzan, Old Norse freta, Middle English farten).