patty

noun
pat·​ty | \ ˈpa-tē \
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

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Examples of patty in a Sentence

the enticing aroma of sausage patties sizzling in the skillet

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The robot grinds the meat, forms the patties, griddles them (a process tracked by 11 thermal sensors), chops tomatoes and grates cheese for those who want such accoutrements, slices, toasts and butters the bun, and dispenses seasoning and sauces. The Economist, "The rise of the robochef," 12 July 2018 Use only salt and pepper, after forming the patties, to showcase the full flavor of beef. Jim Shahin, charlotteobserver, "The best way to grill a burger keeps it off the grate," 6 July 2018 Use only salt and pepper, after forming the patties, to showcase the full flavor of beef. Jim Shahin, chicagotribune.com, "The best way to grill a burger keeps it off the grate," 26 June 2018 Rest assured, the cheese now directly blankets the patty, not inexplicably sitting on the bread. Carson Kessler, Fortune, "Google Updates Salad Emoji to New Vegan-Friendly Alternative," 7 June 2018 That’s comforting news for those of us already chowing down on the faux patties, which are currently being fried up in nearly 3,000 restaurants in the US and Hong Kong. Beth Mole, Ars Technica, "Impossible Burgers’ key, bloody ingredient gets long awaited nod from FDA," 24 July 2018 To serve, top bun with burger patty, pimento cheese, onions, pickles and mayonnaise. Kathryn Gregory, The Courier-Journal, "Celebrate Fourth of July with these Louisville chef throwback recipes," 2 July 2018 The sight and smell of the thick raw patties, lined up on wax paper and sprinkled with salt and pepper, still lingers in my mind’s eye. David Tanis, New York Times, "A Cheeseburger That Brings the Summer Heat," 29 June 2018 The patties, which are ground fresh for each burger, are made from brisket and chuck. Justin Phillips, SFChronicle.com, "Six things to know about Creator, San Francisco’s new burger robot restaurant," 27 June 2018

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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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patty

noun

English Language Learners Definition of patty

chiefly US : a small, flat cake of chopped food
US : a soft, flat candy

patty

noun
pat·​ty | \ ˈpa-tē \
plural patties

Kids Definition of patty

: a small flat cake of chopped food a hamburger patty

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