parget

verb
par·​get | \ ˈpär-jət How to pronounce parget (audio) \
pargeted or pargetted; pargeting or pargetting

Definition of parget

 (Entry 1 of 2)

transitive verb

: to coat with plaster especially : to apply ornamental or waterproofing plaster to

parget

noun

Definition of parget (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : plaster, whitewash, or roughcast for coating a wall
2 : plasterwork especially in raised ornamental figures on walls

First Known Use of parget

Verb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for parget

Verb

Middle English pargetten, from Middle French parjeter, literally, to throw out, from par- thoroughly (from Latin per-) + jeter to throw — more at jet

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“Parget.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parget. Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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