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ˈpæt ipat·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. patty, cakenoun

    small flat mass of chopped food

  2. pattynoun

    small pie or pasty

  3. pattynoun

    round flat candy


  1. Pattynoun

    A diminutive of the female given name Patricia.

  2. pattynoun

    A flattened portion of ground meat, usually round but sometimes square in shape.

    The cook fried the hamburger patty then put it in a sandwich.


  1. Patty

    A patty or burger (in British English) is a flattened, usually round, serving of ground meat and/or legumes, grains, vegetables, or meat alternatives. Patties are found in multiple cuisines throughout the world. In British and American English, minced meat that is formed into a disc is called a burger, whether it is in a bread roll or not. The word "patty" is also used in American English but almost unknown in British English. The ingredients are compacted and shaped, usually cooked, and served in various ways. Some foods termed "patties" use ingredients inside a pastry crust that is then baked or fried. Some patties are breaded, then baked or fried. In London, since the late 1980s, the Jamaican patty, similar to the Cornish pastie, is a common food item.


  1. patty

    A patty is a flat, circular shaped piece of ground or minced food such as meat, vegetables, or grains, often cooked or fried. It can be used as a filling in a sandwich or as a component in meals like burgers or veggie burgers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pattynoun

    a little pie

  2. Etymology: [F. pt. See Pasty.]


  1. Patty

    Patty is a character in the comic strip Peanuts, created by Charles M. Schulz. Her closest friend is Violet. The two appeared very early — Patty even appeared in the first strip, along with Charlie Brown and Shermy — but lacking the distinguishing characteristics of characters such as Lucy, Linus, or Sally, she became less prominent as years went by. As the only female character in the strip's very earliest days, Patty often acted as a sort of mother-hen, looking out for the younger characters; however, she also set the tone for the strong female characters in the Peanuts universe. In her second appearance, Patty is shown walking down the sidewalk reciting "Little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice." She then punches Charlie Brown in the face and, without missing a beat, continues, "That's what little girls are made of!" Patty's name was first mentioned on October 26, 1950, 24 days after her first appearance. She was apparently the oldest child in the strip, as she attended school when Charlie Brown did not. Eventually, she, along with Violet, became best known for their social snobbery and combined cruelty to Charlie Brown, although Violet was generally the more dominant of the two. Patty is also known for asking "Pig-Pen" why he is constantly so dirty.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Patty

    pat′i, n. a little pie:—pl. Patt′ies.—n. Patt′y-pan, a pan in which to bake these. [Fr. pâté.]

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. PATTY

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Patty is ranked #9794 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Patty surname appeared 3,306 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Patty.

    85.1% or 2,816 total occurrences were White.
    7.3% or 243 total occurrences were Black.
    3% or 102 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 71 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    1.2% or 40 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    1% or 34 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Patty in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Patty in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of Patty in a Sentence

  1. Jenna Stangland:

    I think soy milk is one that would be OK, and tofu and tempeh and edamame. Again, those being more on the natural side, as we go into a lot of vegan and vegetarian products, like when they use that soy to make a meat patty and it's not just soybeans that are in there but it's also additional soy product to make it into a meat patty, then that's where I would say it's more processed.

  2. Steve Nash:

    I think the Kyrie situation hopefully helps Patty, i think we’ve seen him kind of almost be overused and over-depended on, and I think it’s been difficult for him at times to be able to continue his level of play because we’ve overburdened him. So, can Kyrie keep his minutes in a sweet spot where he can keep it consistently high level?

  3. Tom Jennings:

    In the several months before they kidnapped Patty Hearst, two of their members were arrested and eventually convicted of murdering an Oakland school official, that set the table in the sense that these people were very capable of committing violence. Patty Hearst kidnap letter. ( Courtesy of Smithsonian Channel) And so Patty Hearst comes along and it was a very opportunistic way for them to put themselves on the front page of newspapers every day … They were certainly good at playing the media to their benefit back then.

  4. New Jersey:

    Washington Sen. Patty Murray’s an invaluable asset.

  5. Lynda Carter:

    We were trying to get me in the first one and we couldn’t make it work with our timing, it really is up to Patty, and if it works in an organic way it’ll be great fun and it’ll be wonderful to do.

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