1570s, agent noun from pare (v.).

Nearby words

  1. parentless,
  2. parents anonymous,
  3. parenty,
  4. pareo,
  5. parepididymis,
  6. parera,
  7. parergon,
  8. paresis,
  9. paresthesia,
  10. paretic

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for parer

  • It is derived from the French parer to parry, and chute a fall.

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  • Keep this parer clean by scrubbing the inside with a stiff brush and rinsing well with water after using.

  • The water acts as the medium for moving the vegetables and for removing the bits of skin from the sides of the parer.