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Origin of pard1
Origin of pard2
Examples from the Web for pard
While I was somewhat older than pard, he was much the heavier, and I was unable to carry him.
Listen: My pard and I both got into this valley, though I was the only one seen.Dick Merriwell Abroad|Burt L. Standish
Brace up, pard; you won't git another sight like this fur some time.The Story of the Foss River Ranch|Ridgwell Cullum
Well, Pard felt better when he had eaten the hot supper I had left for him and we turned in for a few hours' sleep.
Johnson was full of bravado, and swore that he and his pard would never have been captured had Clodfelter not been shot.
Word Origin for pard
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.).