parled; parling
parle noun archaic

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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