pard

1
[ pahrd ]
/ pɑrd /

noun Literary.

a leopard or panther.

Nearby words

  1. parchment worm,
  2. parchmentize,
  3. parclose,
  4. parcours,
  5. parcourse,
  6. pardah,
  7. pardalote,
  8. pardi,
  9. pardner,
  10. pardon

Origin of pard

1
1250–1300; Middle English parde (< Old French pard) < Latin pardus < Greek párdos (masculine), derivative of párdalis (feminine); compare Old English (rare) pardus

Related formspard·ine [pahr-dahyn, -din] /ˈpɑr daɪn, -dɪn/, adjective

pard

2
[ pahrd ]
/ pɑrd /

noun Informal.

partner; companion.

Origin of pard

2
1840–50, Americanism; by alteration and shortening of partner

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British Dictionary definitions for pard

pard

1
/ (pɑːd) /

noun

US short for pardner

noun

archaic a leopard or panther

Word Origin for pard

C13: via Old French from Latin pardus, from Greek pardos

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