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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) 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!'