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  1. 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.
  2. gypsum.
  3. pargeting(defs 2, 3).
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verb (used with object), par·get·ed, par·get·ing or (especially British) par·get·ted, par·get·ting.
  1. to cover or decorate with parget or pargeting.
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Origin of parget

1300–50; Middle English < Middle French pargeter, equivalent to par- per- + geter, spelling variant of jeter to throw; see jet1
Related formsun·par·get·ed, adjective
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Historical Examples of parget

  • Quite natural that you should be careful, sir, said Parget, smiling.

    The Exiles of Faloo

    Barry Pain

  • Parget saw the natives with their rifles and seemed a little puzzled.

  • The verb is, of course, the same as 'parget'—'to plaster or distemper'.

  • I dont, said Mr Parget, Id sooner be suspected wrongly than rightly any day.

  • Well, said Parget, theyre the finest set of natives Ive seen yet anywhere.

British Dictionary definitions for parget


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