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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).


pard (plural pards)

  1. A leopard; a panther.

Etymology 2[edit]

From pardner (partner), by shortening.


pard (plural pards)

  1. (colloquial) Partner; fellow; Used as a friendly appellation
    • 1882, James Jackson, Tom Terror, the Outlaw:
      He had long believed, in secret, that his old pard, Tom Terror, was the leader of the Thugs that infested the famous pass; he was confident of it now, and it would be safe to say that, as he rode along, his neck did not itch as formerly.
    • 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!'




pard (nominative plural pards)

  1. forgiveness