noun Literary.

  1. a leopard or panther.

noun Informal.

  1. partner; companion.


  1. US short for pardner


  1. archaic a leopard or panther

n.1archaic 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.” n.21850, dialectal shortening of pardener (1795), representing a common pronunciation of partner (n.).

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