pardner

[pahrd-ner]
noun U.S. Dialect.
1.
(in direct address) friend.

Origin:
1785–95, Americanism; alteration of partner reproducing voiced flap, here with nasal release, of American medial t between voiced sounds

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pardner (ˈpɑːdnə)
 
n
dialect (US) friend or partner: used as a term of address

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Smile, pardner, when you say that the old border desperadoes lacked chivalry.
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