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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 There’s also Western-themed exhibits and a barn full of events and attractions: 4,187 of ’em, pardner. Carolina Gusman,, 31 May 2017 And this town ain’t big enough for the three of us, pardner. Fox News, 1 May 2017 See More

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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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Cite this Entry

“Pardner.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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