pard

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English parde, from Latin pardus, from Ancient Greek πάρδος (párdos), possibly of Iranian origin and related to other Sanskrit and Ancient Greek terms (see leopard).

Noun[edit]

pard (plural pards)

  1. A leopard; a panther.

Etymology 2[edit]

From pardner (partner), by shortening.

Noun[edit]

pard (plural pards)

  1. (colloquial) Chap; fellow; Used as a friendly appellation
    • 1898, Arthur Conan Doyle, The Man with the Watches
      'He's my pard, and you shall not bully him,' he cried.
    • 1914, Bram Stoker, The Squaw
      The American thrust a gold piece into his hand, saying: 'Take it, pard! it's your pot; and don't be skeer'd. This ain't no necktie party that you're asked to assist in!'

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