a leopard or panther.
(US) short for pardner
(archaic) a leopard or panther
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+)
- Pardon my french
interjection An exclamation of apology for the use of profane or taboo language: That Goddamned blankety-blank, pardon my French/ You will excuse my French. I am only quoting Mr Clemens (entry form 1895+, variant 1940+)
[pahr-dee] /pɑrˈdi/ adverb, interjection, Archaic. 1. . [pahr-dee] /pɑrˈdi/ adverb, interjection, Archaic. 1. verily; indeed.
[pahr-doo-bit-suh; Czech pahr-doobee-tse] /ˈpɑr dʊˌbɪt sə; Czech ˈpɑrˌdubi tsɛ/ noun 1. a city in N central Czech Republic, on the Elbe River. /Czech ˈpardubitsɛ/ noun 1. a city in the central Czech Republic, on the Elbe River: 13th-century cathedral; oil refinery. Pop: 88 559 (2007 est)
[pair] /pɛər/ verb (used with object), pared, paring. 1. to cut off the outer coating, layer, or part of. 2. to remove (an outer coating, layer, or part) by cutting (often followed by off or away). 3. to reduce or remove by or as by cutting; diminish or decrease gradually (often followed by down): to […]