pat·​ty | \ ˈpa-tē How to pronounce patty (audio) \
variants: or less commonly pattie
plural patties

Definition of patty

1 : a little pie
2a : a small flat cake of chopped food a hamburger patty
b : a small flat candy a peppermint patty

Examples of patty in a Sentence

the enticing aroma of sausage patties sizzling in the skillet
Recent Examples on the Web The gregarious host of The Burger Show serves up his fool-proof method for making a perfect patty this summer. Leslie Kelly, Forbes, 28 June 2022 Within TD Garden, Latimer said the arena is gearing up for the big games by unveiling new menu specials (including a burger with a Celtics green patty), retail items, and fan experiences. Annie Probert,, 7 June 2022 The optional sausage patty or bacon (or both) are just that: optional. New York Times, 13 May 2022 Place a few lettuce leaves on each plate; top each with a salmon patty. Washington Post, 12 Apr. 2022 Use the plastic wrap to help fold the meat over the cheese and press to form a patty. Repeat the process as needed (if making more than one) and wrap the patties individually in plastic to store. Jennifer Mcclellan, USA TODAY, 10 June 2022 The dish is a Japanese iteration of the French croquette: a patty of mashed potatoes, simmered vegetables and protein. New York Times, 8 June 2022 Both methods will reward you with a crisp crust on the outside while keeping your patty moist and juicy on the inside. Marygrace Taylor, SELF, 7 June 2022 Sandwiches and burgers are $15.50 to $17, and for $2 extra, any of the meat patties can be substituted for a Beyond burger patty. Susan Dunne, Hartford Courant, 4 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of patty

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for patty

French pâté pâté

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1 Jul 2022

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“Patty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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pat·​ty | \ ˈpa-tē How to pronounce patty (audio) \
plural patties

Kids Definition of patty

: a small flat cake of chopped food a hamburger patty

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