Definition of parget in US English:


(also parge)


[with object]
  • Cover (a part of a building, especially an external brick wall) with plaster or mortar that typically bears an ornamental pattern.

    ‘parged patterns on the walls’
    • ‘He then parged the masonry with cement prepared from a packaged mix, before affixing precast concrete medallions to the wall.’
    • ‘He explained how in such a wall the block wall is parged and the brick and mortar comes right tight to it.’
    • ‘Masonry walls should be parged to provide a smooth surface when adhesives are used to attach board insulation.’


  • another term for pargeting
    • ‘They range from poured concrete mixes with NewCem recycled slag, to Matrix PAAC lightweight aerated autoclaved block, to flowable fills, to recycled-content parges and stuccos.’


Late Middle English: from Old French parjeter, from par- ‘all over’ + jeter ‘to throw’.