Definitions for PATpæt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
patpæt(v.; n.)pat•ted, pat•ting
(v.t.)to strike lightly, as with the hand or a small object.
to stroke or tap gently with the palm or fingers as an expression of affection, approbation, etc.
(v.i.)to strike lightly or gently.
to walk or run with light footsteps.
(n.)a light stroke, tap, or blow, as with the hand.
the sound of a light stroke or of light footsteps.
a small piece, usu. flat and square, formed by patting, cutting, etc.:
a pat of butter.
Idioms for pat:
pat on the back,praise, congratulations, or encouragement.
Origin of pat:
1375–1425; late ME, blow, stroke
exactly to the point or purpose; apt; opportune.
excessively glib; unconvincingly facile:
learned, known, or mastered perfectly or exactly:
to have something pat.
(adv.)exactly or perfectly.
Idioms for pat:
stand pat, to cling firmly to one's decision, policy, or beliefs. (in draw poker) to play a hand as dealt, without replacing any cards.
Category: Idiom, Games
Origin of pat:
1570–80; orig. adverbial use of pat1, as in obs. to hit pat to strike accurately
pat, rap, tap(noun)
the sound made by a gentle blow
tap, pat, dab(adj)
a light touch or stroke
glib, pat, slick(adj)
having only superficial plausibility
"glib promises"; "a slick commercial"
exactly suited to the occasion
"a pat reply"
pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
"pat him on the shoulder"
completely or perfectly
"he has the lesson pat"; "had the system down pat"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
to tap lightly several times with the palm of your hand
He patted her gently on the back.; a girl patting a dog
the act of patting
He gave the child a gentle pat on the back.
A short form of the female given name Patricia.
A short form of the male given name Patrick.
Origin: Originally probably imitative .
to strike gently with the fingers or hand; to stroke lightly; to tap; as, to pat a dog
a light, quik blow or stroke with the fingers or hand; a tap
a small mass, as of butter, shaped by pats
exactly suitable; fit; convenient; timely
in a pat manner
Pat is an androgynous fictional character created and performed by Julia Sweeney for the American sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live, and later featured in the film It's Pat. The central aspect of sketches featuring Pat was the inability of others to determine the character's gender.
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Rank popularity for the word 'PAT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2476
Translations for PAT
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a light, gentle blow or touch, usually with the palm of the hand and showing affection
She gave the child a pat on the head.
- رَبْتَه، مُلامَسَه خفيفَهArabic
- pancadinhaPortuguese (BR)
- ťuknutí, plesknutíCzech
- der KlapsGerman
- χαϊδευτικό χτύπημαGreek
- palmadita, cariciaSpanish
- ضربه ملایمFarsi
- petite tapeFrench
- tapšanje, tapkanjeCroatian
- colpetto, buffettoItalian
- 가볍게 쓰다듬기Korean
- glāsts; viegls pieskāriens/uzsitiensLatvian
- ضربه ملایمPersian
- پر شا ټپونه ( دشاباسى په توګهPashto
- bătaie uşoarăRomanian
- похлопывание; поглаживаниеRussian
- lahen udarecSlovenian
- klapp, lätt slagSwedish
- การตบเบา ๆThai
- 輕輕的拍打Chinese (Trad.)
- cái vỗ nhẹVietnamese
- 轻轻的拍打Chinese (Simp.)
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