[ pahr-jit ]
/ ˈpɑr dʒɪt /


any of various plasters or roughcasts for covering walls or other surfaces, especially a mortar of lime, hair, and cow dung for lining chimney flues.

verb (used with object), par·get·ed, par·get·ing or (especially British) par·get·ted, par·get·ting.

to cover or decorate with parget or pargeting.

Origin of parget

1300–50; Middle English < Middle French pargeter, equivalent to par- per- + geter, spelling variant of jeter to throw; see jet1


un·par·get·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for parget

/ (ˈpɑːdʒɪt) /


Also called: pargeting
  1. plaster, mortar, etc, used to line chimney flues or cover walls
  2. plasterwork that has incised ornamental patterns
another name for gypsum

verb (tr)

to cover or decorate with parget

Word Origin for parget

C14: from Old French pargeter to throw over, from par per- + geter, from Medieval Latin jactāre to throw
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