Origin of patten
Examples from the Web for pattened
Historical Examples of pattened
Wherever they went, some pattened girl stopped to curtsy, or some footman in dishabille sneaked off.Northanger Abbey
Word Origin for patten
late 14c., from Old French patin "clog, type of shoe" (13c.), probably from pate "paw, foot," from Gallo-Romance *pauta, ultimately perhaps imitative of the sound made by a paw. The immediate source has been sought in Celtic [Barnhart] and Germanic [OED], but evidence is wanting. Likely cognates include Provençal pauta, Catalan pote, Middle Dutch and Dutch poot, German Pfote "paw."