Definitions for PATpæt
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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"
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
Origin: [Cf. pat a light blow, D. te pas convenient, pat, where pas is fr. F. passer to pass.]
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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APT, ap't, apt, apt., ATP, PTA, TAP, tap
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