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

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for parer

Historical Examples of parer

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

    The Mastery of the Air

    William J. Claxton

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

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