Definition of pata-pata in English:

Share this entry


Pronunciation: /ˌpɑːtaˈpɑːta/


[mass noun] South African
1A sexually suggestive dance style in which pairs of dancers touch each other’s bodies.
1.1Kwela music arranged to suit the pata-pata style of dance.
1.2 informal Sexual intercourse.


From Xhosa and Zulu phatha 'to touch, feel'.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: pata-pata

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Related Words