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 But what the jingle leaves out is the third piece of bun placed in the middle of the two all-beef patties. Bill Goodykoontz, The Arizona Republic, 23 Feb. 2024 The extra beefy burger has all the same ingredients as the classic Big Mac with the addition of two more beef patties and more Big Mac sauce. Susan Selasky, Detroit Free Press, 23 Feb. 2024 Scotch bonnet, thyme, allspice, scallions—these are the building blocks of Jamaican cuisine, whether in a rub for jerk chicken or in the juicy filling for beef patties. Saveur Editors, Saveur, 14 Feb. 2024 McDonald’s Big Macs contain two beef patties topped with pickles, lettuce, onion, dairy-free sauce and a slice of American cheese. Elizabeth Chuck, NBC News, 5 Feb. 2024 First introduced in 2020, the sandwich features four all-beef patties, extra Big Mac sauce, pickles, lettuce, chopped onions and a slice of American cheese, per a press release. Haadiza Ogwude, The Enquirer, 24 Jan. 2024 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 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 4 Mar. 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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