What does PAT mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. pat, rap, tap(noun)

    the sound made by a gentle blow

  2. tap, pat, dab(adj)

    a light touch or stroke

  3. glib, pat, slick(adj)

    having only superficial plausibility

    "glib promises"; "a slick commercial"

  4. pat(verb)

    exactly suited to the occasion

    "a pat reply"

  5. chuck, pat(verb)

    pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin

  6. dab, pat(adverb)

    hit lightly

    "pat him on the shoulder"

  7. pat(adverb)

    completely or perfectly

    "he has the lesson pat"; "had the system down pat"


  1. Pat(ProperNoun)

    A short form of the female given name Patricia.

  2. Pat(ProperNoun)

    A short form of the male given name Patrick.

  3. Origin: Originally probably imitative .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pat(verb)

    to strike gently with the fingers or hand; to stroke lightly; to tap; as, to pat a dog

  2. Pat(noun)

    a light, quik blow or stroke with the fingers or hand; a tap

  3. Pat(noun)

    a small mass, as of butter, shaped by pats

  4. Pat(adj)

    exactly suitable; fit; convenient; timely

  5. Pat(adverb)

    in a pat manner

  6. Origin: [Cf. pat a light blow, D. te pas convenient, pat, where pas is fr. F. passer to pass.]


  1. Pat

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pat

    pat, n. a light, quick blow, as with the hand.—v.t. to strike gently: to tap:—pr.p. pat′ting; pa.t. and pa.p. pat′ted.Pat on the back, to mark approval by patting on the back, to patronise. [Imit.]

  2. Pat

    pat, n. a small, moulded lump of butter. [Celt., as Ir. pait, a lump.]

  3. Pat

    pat, adj. fitly: at the right time or place.—adv. Pat′ly, fitly, conveniently.—n. Pat′ness, fitness, appropriateness. [Pat, a light blow.]

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'PAT' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2476

Anagrams for PAT »

  1. APT, ap't, apt, apt., ATP, PTA, TAP, tap


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PAT in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PAT in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Mark Thomsen:

    There wasn't a basis for (the pat-down).

  2. Mary Pat:

    Hi, I'm Mary Pat. I'm the wife. I'm the other half.

  3. Pat Conroy:

    The Water is wide and Pat Conroy has now passed over.

  4. Bobbi Kristina Brown:

    It went wonderful until Pat started speaking, and I didn't like that.

  5. Dean Martin:

    I once shook hands with Pat Boone and my whole right side sobered up.

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