- a small pan for baking patties.
Origin of patty pan
First recorded in 1685–95
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Examples from the Web for patty pan
Thank you, my dear Ribby; I was only feeling for the patty-pan.
It is impossible, my dear Duchess; there was not a patty-pan.
"The patty-pan that held up the pie-crust," said Duchess, blushing under her black coat.
No; there is no patty-pan, and I put one in; and nobody has eaten pie except me, so I must have swallowed it!
The jackdaws were eating pie-crust, and the magpie was drinking gravy out of a patty-pan.