parti

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noun (1)

par·​ti
(ˈ)pär¦tē
plural partis
-ē(z)
1
: match entry 1 sense 4b
the Englishman whom she naively assumes to be an excellent parti Times Literary Supplement
2
: a good or desirable match
you don't realize what a parti he is Mary Manning

parti

2 of 4

noun (2)

"
plural -s
: the basic general scheme of an architectural design

parti-

3 of 4

combining form (1)

variants or less commonly party-
: various : variegated
parti-striped

parti-

4 of 4

combining form (2)

: part
parti-mortgage

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

French, from Middle French, match, party, decision, from parti, past participle of partir to divide, go away

Noun (2)

French, from Middle French, match, party, decision

Combining form (1)

obsolete English party, adjective, parti-colored, from Middle English party, parti, from Middle French parti striped, party per pale, from Old French, from parti, past participle of partir to divide, go away

Combining form (2)

Latin, from part-, pars

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“Parti.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/parti. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

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