- a children's game in which a child claps hands alone and with another child while chanting a nursery rhyme.
Origin of pat-a-cake
Examples from the Web for pat-a-cake
Historical Examples of pat-a-cake
Even baby has its "pat-a-cake, pat-a-cake," and is lulled to sleep with visions of a coach and six little ponies.Trifles for the Christmas Holidays
H. S. Armstrong
Barby stooped to take the little terrier's head between her hands and pat-a-cake it back and forth with an affectionate caress.Georgina of the Rainbows
Annie Fellows Johnston