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Patrick

[pa-trik] /ˈpæ trɪk/
noun
1.
Saint, a.d. 389?–461? British missionary and bishop in Ireland: patron saint of Ireland.
2.
(Curtis) Lester, 1883–1960, Canadian ice-hockey player and manager, in the U.S. after 1926.
3.
a male given name: from a Latin word meaning “patrician.”.
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  • Now it was that the world was to see what was in Sir Patrick.

  • Bradbury and Patrick were served very much in the same manner.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • "I know what your end will be," Patrick Galway added in a sullen voice.

    Changing Winds

    St. John G. Ervine
  • Patrick had always looked upon the boy with a pride not unmixed with awe.

    The Elm Tree Tales F. Irene Burge Smith
  • Patrick Fitzmaurice, brogue and all, was an Irish gentleman without a flaw.

British Dictionary definitions for Patrick

Patrick

/ˈpætrɪk/
noun
1.
Saint. 5th century ad, Christian missionary in Ireland, probably born in Britain; patron saint of Ireland. Feast day: March 17
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Word Origin and History for Patrick

masc. proper name, from Old Irish Patraicc (Irish Padraig), from Latin Patricius, literally "a patrician" (see patrician). As a given name, chiefly in northern England and Scotland, in Ireland only a popular name after 1600, due probably to the Scots settlers in Ulster. [Reaney]

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