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

1700–10; alteration of pâté, conformed to E words with the suffix -y2

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH patty

paddy patty

Definition for patty (2 of 3)

Patty
[ pat-ee ]
/ ˈpæt i /

noun

a female given name, form of Patience or Patricia.

Definition for patty (3 of 3)

Berg
[ berg or, German berk for 1; burg for 2, 3 ]
/ bɛrg or, German bɛrk for 1; bɜrg for 2, 3 /

noun

Al·ban [ahl-bahn, ahl-bahn] /ɑlˈbɑn, ˈɑl bɑn/,1885–1935, Austrian composer.
Patricia JanePatty,1918–2006, U.S. golfer.
Paul,born 1926, U.S. biochemist: Nobel Prize 1980.
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British Dictionary definitions for patty (1 of 4)

patty
/ (ˈpætɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a small flattened cake of minced food
a small pie

Word Origin for patty

C18: from French pâté

British Dictionary definitions for patty (2 of 4)

berg1
/ (bɜːɡ) /

noun

short for iceberg

British Dictionary definitions for patty (3 of 4)

berg2
/ (bɜːɡ) /

noun

a South African word for mountain

British Dictionary definitions for patty (4 of 4)

Berg
/ (bɜːɡ, German bɛrk) /

noun

Alban (Maria Johannes) (ˈalbaːn). 1885–1935, Austrian composer: a pupil of Schoenberg. His works include the operas Wozzeck (1921) and Lulu (1935), a violin concerto (1935), chamber works, and songs
Paul . born 1926, US molecular biologist, the first to identify transfer RNA (1956). Nobel prize for chemistry 1980
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Medical definitions for patty

Berg
[ bûrg ]
Paul Born 1926

American chemist. He shared a 1980 Nobel Prize for developing recombinant methods of inserting genes from simple organisms into the genetic material of similar organisms.
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