- (in direct address) friend.
Origin of pardner
1785–95, Americanism; alteration of partner reproducing voiced flap, here with nasal release, of American medial t between voiced sounds
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Examples from the Web for pardner
“OK, pardner, I understand,” Johnson said as Youngblood gave him his instructions.Robert Caro’s New Yorker Essay: 7 New Insights Into LBJ
March 26, 2012
“Whoa, Pardner,” sang out Rhodes, back of them as he slid out of the saddle.The Treasure Trail
Marah Ellis Ryan
You don't pull that stuff on me, pardner; you'd better vacate.Land of the Burnt Thigh
Edith Eudora Kohl
He's the sleepin' pardner of the house of Collingsby and Whippleton.
My name's Whippleton—Mrs. Whippleton; and my son's his pardner.
“Search my trunk, pardner,” she said with her old-time impish grin.'Me-Smith'
- US dialect friend or partner: used as a term of address