patty

noun pat·ty \ ˈpa-tē \
variants: or less commonly pattie
|Updated on: 19 Jul 2018

Definition of patty

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

Examples of patty in a Sentence

  1. the enticing aroma of sausage patties sizzling in the skillet

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Origin and Etymology of patty

French pâté pâté

patty Synonyms

Synonyms

cake, croquette, cutlet, fritter;

Related Words

finger, stick;


PATTY Defined for English Language Learners

patty

Definition of patty for English Language Learners

  • : a small, flat cake of chopped food

  • : a soft, flat candy


PATTY Defined for Kids

patty

noun pat·ty \ ˈpa-tē \

Definition of patty for Students

plural patties
: a small flat cake of chopped food
  • a hamburger patty


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