follow Dictionary.com

Your favorite word could be our Word of the Day!

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
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for par-dine

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for par-dine

pard

n.

archaic form of leopard, c.1300, from Latin pardus "a male panther," from Greek pardos "male panther," from the same source (probably Iranian) as Sanskrit prdaku-s "leopard, tiger, snake," and Persian palang "panther."

1850, dialectal shortening of pardener (1795), representing a common pronunciation of partner (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for par-dine

pard

noun

Friend; partner; pal (1872+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for pard

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for par

5
6
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with par-dine