patty

noun

pat·​ty ˈpa-tē How to pronounce patty (audio)
variants or less commonly pattie
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
3

Examples of patty in a Sentence

the enticing aroma of sausage patties sizzling in the skillet
Recent Examples on the Web Inspectors observed employees failing to wash their hands after handling raw beef patties, then handling bread. Jacqueline Pinedo, Sacramento Bee, 9 Feb. 2024 Late-night food came courtesy of Cornfield Bakery, who served Jamaican patties as a nod to Raine’s heritage. Rebecca Cope, Vogue, 6 Feb. 2024 Here, chef de cuisine Rachel Saxton and executive pastry chef Sara Figueiredo take Colorado ingredients through an international tour of flavors: wagyu tartare spiked with Gochujang, bison burger patties stuffed into hearty pretzel rolls, and fresh pasta made by hand daily. Chadner Navarro, Travel + Leisure, 3 Feb. 2024 Use your hands to form potato patties about 2 1/2 inches across and 1/3 inch thick. Kathleen Purvis, Charlotte Observer, 31 Jan. 2024 To try her recipe, heat a skillet, drizzle on olive oil, toss your cauliflower pancakes and sausage patty in the pan, and cook until tender and crispy. Ashia Aubourg, SELF, 30 Jan. 2024 Both robots can make quite a lot of food: Flippy can make 250 pounds of French fries an hour, and the grill robot can cook about 100 patties in that time. Joy Benedict, CBS News, 27 Jan. 2024 McDonald’s beef patties, by themselves, were roughly 30 grams each. Tim Carman, Washington Post, 25 Jan. 2024 But customers kept requesting the patties, so Nitta added them back to the menu. Tori Latham, Robb Report, 23 Jan. 2024 See More

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Word History

Etymology

French pâté pâté

First Known Use

1660, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of patty was in 1660

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Cite this Entry

“Patty.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/patty. Accessed 21 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition

patty

noun
pat·​ty
variants also pattie
plural patties
1
: a little pie
2
: a small flat cake of chopped food
b
: a small flat candy

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