pard·​ner ˈpärd-nər How to pronounce pardner (audio)
chiefly dialectal

Examples of pardner in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web More recently, people who migrated from the Caribbean after World War II to help rebuild Britain and work for its new National Health Service — known as the Windrush generation — dealt with discrimination by bringing over a form of savings and lending known as pardner. New York Times, 30 Apr. 2021 Well howdy, pardner! Los Angeles Times, 6 Apr. 2021 But fear not, pardner. René A. Guzman, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Feb. 2021 Wait a second there, pardner... Phil Plait, Discover Magazine, 7 Dec. 2010 Even with a knife pulled on him…deescalate with your words, pardner! William Earl, Variety, 18 Dec. 2022 Enter his rich brother, George (Jesse Plemons, Dunst’s real-life pardner), who secretly marries the widow, unfortunately bringing Phil even closer. Zoe Haylock, Vulture, 4 Nov. 2021 These opening minutes preview an installment unlike any other in Fear the Walking Dead lore, so saddle up, pardner, and watch the video for yourself above. Dalton Ross,, 14 June 2019 Arrieta is next at 1.4, then Hendricks at 0.7, Butler at 0.6, and, buckle up, pardner, Lackey at minus-0.1, tied for 205th in the majors and worse than Bartolo Colon, who had a 0.2 WAR before being launched by the Mets. Steve Rosenbloom,, 10 July 2017

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Word History


alteration of partner

First Known Use

1795, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pardner was in 1795

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“Pardner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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