Then, with a most offensive smirk playing about his mouth, said: Tank-a da Signora, my a da pard.
In the afternoon he returned with his pard and tools for digging.
Say, this little old hut is some good place to tie up to, eh, pard!
His pard plugged him through the head, streaked out, got lost, died.
I said, "Am (that was pard's given name, for short), I do not believe that dog wants to go with you any more than you want him."
"You may bet your rocks that I'll tie to you, pard," assured the unknown.
After the princess went out this clerk said, "pard, you've struck it rich."
"No, pard," said the tallest and oldest of the three, in a weak voice.
"Me an' my pard was the first white men in these hyar hills," replied Slingerland.
Take him all round, pard, there never was a bullier man in the mines.
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.).
Friend; partner; pal (1872+)