pardie

interjection
par·​die | \ pər-ˈdē How to pronounce pardie (audio) , pär- How to pronounce pardie (audio) \
variants: or pardi \ pər-​ˈdē How to pronounce pardie (audio) , pär-​ How to pronounce pardie (audio) \ or pardy \ pər-​ˈdē How to pronounce pardie (audio) , pär-​ \ or \ pər-​ How to pronounce pardie (audio) , per-​ \

Definition of pardie

archaic
used as a mild oath

First Known Use of pardie

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pardie

Middle English pardee, from Anglo-French par Dé by God

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“Pardie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pardie. Accessed 17 Jan. 2022.

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