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[ pat-ee ]
/ ˈpæt i /


a female given name, form of Patience or Patricia.


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Examples from the Web for pattys

  • Pattys head sunk lower and lower, but she neither moved nor spoke.

    Within the Capes|Howard Pyle
  • He looked up as Tom came in, and the color flew into Pattys cheeks.

    Within the Capes|Howard Pyle

British Dictionary definitions for pattys


/ (ˈpætɪ) /

noun plural -ties

a small flattened cake of minced food
a small pie

Word Origin for patty

C18: from French pâté
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for pattys



"small pie," 1710, from patti-pan (1690s) "something baked in a small pan," from French pâté, from Old French paste (see paste (n.)).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper