pard

1
[pahrd]

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]
noun Informal.
  1. partner; companion.

Origin of pard

2
1840–50, Americanism; by alteration and shortening of partner
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British Dictionary definitions for pards

pard

1
noun
  1. US short for pardner

pard

2
noun
  1. archaic a leopard or panther

Word Origin for pard

C13: via Old French from Latin pardus, from Greek pardos
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Word Origin and History for pards

pard

n.1

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."

pard

n.2

1850, dialectal shortening of pardener (1795), representing a common pronunciation of partner (n.).

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