Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Regional A partner, companion, or friend.

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  • n. A friend or companion. (Used primarily in direct address to the same.)
  • n. A partner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A dialectal pronunciation of partner.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an associate in an activity or endeavor or sphere of common interest

Etymologies

Variant of partner.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • But my pardner is the real meat with boats, and when he says yourn ain't safe I reckon he knows what he's talkin 'about.

    Smoke Bellew - The Meat

  • One example of clearly saying "Whoa, hang on there, pardner" is Jesse Wendel's post at Group News Blog Not Everything Is A Republican Conspiracy.

    BREAKING OUT THE PINESOL

  • 'You and your pardner are the only two men I have that is worth a damn.'

    Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Arkansas Narratives, Part 7

  • His pardner is a white man, an 'about as likely a lookin' lad as I've seen.

    Connie Morgan in the Fur Country

  • Any way, McArthur was her "pardner," and it was enough that he should know.

    'Me--Smith'

  • Then all thought of quitting would vanish, and back he would go to the shack, to be rewarded by a wonderful look of dog-like gratitude that would shine in Snooks 'festered eyes, replacing the haunting fear that always lurked there whenever the boy remained outside any length of time – the fear that Con, too, had gone, as had his "pardner," leaving him forever alone.

    The Shagganappi

  • Then all thought of quitting would vanish, and back he would go to the shack, to be rewarded by a wonderful look of dog-like gratitude that would shine in Snooks 'festered eyes, replacing the haunting fear that always lurked there whenever the boy remained outside any length of time -- the fear that Con, too, had gone, as had his "pardner," leaving him forever alone.

    The Shagganappi

  • But he would be their "pardner" and stirrup-brother, foot to foot.

    Heart of the West [Annotated]

  • And so true it is that love in either sect will rise up above naggin ', or any other kind of pardner meanness.

    Samantha at Coney Island and a Thousand Other Islands

  • I either need to add a ", pardner" to the end of comment #4, or click on the right handle!

    Center for American Progress Action Fund

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