pardner

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Noun[edit]

pardner (plural pardners)

  1. (informal, dialect, chiefly US, chiefly as a term of address) A friend or companion.
  2. (informal, dialect, chiefly US, chiefly as a term of address) A partner.
  3. A local community banking co-op, often set up as an initiative for a social group unable to get formal credit or bank accounts, notably West Indians in Britain.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Friend/partner senses: especially in the speech of the American West.

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