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patis

[ pah-tees, pah-tis ]

noun

  1. a fish sauce used in Filipino cuisine.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of patis1

First recorded in 1950–55; from Pilipino

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Example Sentences

Each company has a large band of music, amounting to ten men, where there are six Patis or squads.

Three manas are sown on a rupini about the 1st of July, and about the 1st of November produce eight patis.

About the 1st of November two manas are sown on a rupini; and about May produce twelve patis.

A rupini produces about ten patis, or an acre about three bushels and a half.

Across this court-yard, or patis as they call it, Dan, and then we're in the street.

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