patty

noun pat·ty \ ˈpa-tē \
variants: or less commonly pattie

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
croquette, cutlet, fritter, galette, cake (also pattie)
Related Words
finger, stick; gâteau (or gateau)

PATTY Defined for English Language Learners

patty

noun

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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