- 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.
Origin of patty
- 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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Contemporary Examples of patty
Patty Hearst's parents are separated, and he broods about which parent the girl will go to before her marriage.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
Bridging the world of The Patty Duke Show and Mary Tyler Moore, That Girl was a game changer.Comedians and Feminism Getting Laughs
October 23, 2014
On Tuesday, Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray announced a budget deal.With the Ryan-Murray Deal, Washington Stops Hurting the Economy
December 11, 2013
Instead there is a wall of silence imposed by the chief House and Senate negotiators, Rep. Paul Ryan and Sen. Patty Murray.Can Washington Stop the Next Shutdown?
December 3, 2013
Patty Dryden “could see the writing on the wall” for her friendship with Vidal.Gore Vidal’s Tragic Final Decade
November 8, 2013
Historical Examples of patty
I am going to fulfil my promise at last, and take you to see Patty!Five Mice in a Mouse-trap
Laura E. Richards
Well, as I was saying, Patty, only the children do interrupt so.Doctor Luttrell's First Patient
Rosa Nouchette Carey
At last—oh wonderful day—they came, father, Patty and Tommy!Ten American Girls From History
Kate Dickinson Sweetser
"But you are spoiling your fair pictures, Aunt Patty," said Hardin.
Aunt Patty declared 'twas a sight angels might envy, their love and happiness.
- a small flattened cake of minced food
- a small pie
Word Origin for patty
- short for iceberg
- a South African word for mountain
- 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
"small pie," 1710, from patti-pan (1690s) "something baked in a small pan," from French pâté, from Old French paste (see paste (n.)).
short for iceberg, attested from 1823.
- 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.