- a leopard or panther.
Origin of pard1
- partner; companion.
Origin of pard2
Examples from the Web for pard
Say, pard, I'd a-been wearin' diamon's if I could quit when I was 'head of de game.Thoroughbreds
W. A. Fraser
Red he sees my pard passing a saloon, and he says, 'Hello, where did you come from?A Woman Tenderfoot
Grace Gallatin Seton-Thompson
In the afternoon he returned with his pard and tools for digging.Johnny Bear
E. T. Seton
We'll not go gold-hunting to-day, pard, for I have something to tell you.
I know that, Pard Harding; but there is another way to look at this affair.
- US short for pardner
- archaic a leopard or panther
Word Origin and History 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.).