patten

noun

pat·​ten ˈpa-tᵊn How to pronounce patten (audio)
: a clog, sandal, or overshoe often with a wooden sole or metal device to elevate the foot and increase the wearer's height or aid in walking in mud

Word History

Etymology

Middle English patin, from Anglo-French, from pate paw, hoof, from Vulgar Latin *patta, of imitative origin

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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

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“Patten.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patten. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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