To which Jay parried, “I was gonna say the same thing for you!”
Morales parried that the new constitution essentially reset the political clock, allowing him a second shot at reelection.
He parried the matter well on Monday, at the NATO press conference.
1630s, from French parez! (which commonly would have been heard in fencing lessons), imperative of parer "ward off," from Italian parare "to ward or defend a blow" (see para- (2)). Related: Parried; parrying. Non-fencing use is from 1718. The noun is 1705, from the verb.