patty

[ pat-ee ]
/ ˈpæt i /

noun, plural pat·ties.

any item of food covered with dough, batter, etc., and fried or baked: oyster patties.
a thin, round piece of ground or minced food, as of meat or the like: a hamburger patty.
a thin, round piece, as of candy: peppermint patties.
a little pie; pasty.

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Origin of patty

First recorded in 1700–10; alteration of pâté, conformed to English words with the suffix -y2

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH patty

paddy, patty

Definition for patty (2 of 2)

Patty
[ pat-ee ]
/ ˈpæt i /

noun

a female given name, form of Patience or Patricia.
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British Dictionary definitions for patty

patty
/ (ˈpætɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a small flattened cake of minced food
a small pie

Word Origin for patty

C18: from French pâté
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