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pard1

[pahrd] /pɑrd/
noun, Literary.
1.
a leopard or panther.
Origin
1250-1300
1250-1300; Middle English parde (< Old French pard) < Latin pardus < Greek párdos (masculine), derivative of párdalis (feminine); compare Old English (rare) pardus
Related forms
pardine
[pahr-dahyn, -din] /ˈpɑr daɪn, -dɪn/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for pardine

pard1

/pɑːd/
noun
1.
(US) short for pardner

pard2

/pɑːd/
noun
1.
(archaic) a leopard or panther
Word Origin
C13: via Old French from Latin pardus, from Greek pardos
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Word Origin and History for pardine
pard
archaic form of leopard, c.1300, from L. pardus, from Gk. pardos "male panther," from the same source (probably Iranian) as Skt. prdaku-s "leopard, tiger, snake," and Pers. palang "panther."
pard
1850, dial. shortening of pardener, 1795 (see partner).
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Slang definitions & phrases for pardine

pard

noun

Friend; partner; pal (1872+)


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