[ pahr-ji-ting ]
/ ˈpɑr dʒɪ tɪŋ /


the act of a person who pargets.
ornamental or fine plasterwork, especially exterior plasterwork bearing designs in low relief.
a lining of mortar or plaster for a chimney flue or the like.

Nearby words

  1. parfleche,
  2. parfocal,
  3. parfum,
  4. pargasite,
  5. parget,
  6. parging,
  7. parhelic circle,
  8. parhelion,
  9. pari passu,
  10. pari-

Also especially British, par·get·ting; parget (for defs 2, 3).

Origin of pargeting

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at parget, -ing1


[ 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

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

Examples from the Web for pargeting

  • Broken oyster shells are distinguishable in the decorated plasterwork, indicating that the pargeting was done at Jamestown.

  • In the Little Shambles, too, there are many curious details in the high gables, pargeting and oriel windows.

British Dictionary definitions for pargeting


/ (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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