Origin of pate
Origin of pâte
noun, plural pâ·tés [pah-teyz, pa‐; French pah-tey] /pɑˈteɪz, pæ‐; French pɑˈteɪ/,
Origin of pâté
Examples from the Web for pate
Contemporary Examples of pate
It is littered with pate rind, bread crumbs, greaseproof paper, orange peel and banana skins.Geoff Dyer's 'The Missing of the Somme' Reconsidered
November 11, 2011
Whether it is a simple roasted chicken, pate, or tuna Napoleon, each plate is a true culinary pleasure and delivers every time.Fresh Picks
January 13, 2011
Historical Examples of pate
As my horse crashed into him I struck at his pate with my pistol.The O'Ruddy
I say, I will make him eat some part of my leek, or I will peat his pate four days.
Ay, leeks is goot:—Hold you, there is a groat to heal your pate.
He applies the cudgel as vigorously to the priest's pate as to the Lolardes back.The Ship of Fools, Volume 1
Once he's got anything wedged in his pate there's no knocking it out.The Power of Darkness
Word Origin for pate
Word Origin for pâté
"top of the head," early 14c. (late 12c. in surnames), of unknown origin; perhaps a shortened form of Old French patene or Medieval Latin patena, both from Latin patina "pan, dish" (see pan (n.)).
"paste," 1706, from French pâté, from Old French paste, earlier pastée, from paste (see paste (n.)).