parled; parling
parle noun archaic

Word History

Etymology

Middle English parlen "to speak, talk, confer," borrowed from Anglo-French parler "to speak, talk" — more at parley entry 2

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of parle was in the 14th century

Dictionary Entries Near parle

Cite this Entry

“Parle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parle. Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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