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pat-a-cake

[ pat-uh-keyk ]
/ ˈpæt əˌkeɪk /
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noun
a children's game in which a child claps hands alone and with another child while chanting a nursery rhyme.
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Also patty-cake.

Origin of pat-a-cake

First recorded in 1870–75; after the opening words of a rhyme that accompanies such play
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