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patty

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Pronunciation: /ˈpati
 
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Definition of patty in English:

noun (plural patties)

1A small flat cake of minced food, especially meat.
Example sentences
  • The burgers consist of chicken or beef patties sandwiched between two rice cakes.
  • To test for taste, make a small patty of the meat mixture and sauté until cooked.
  • We started with the meat patty, as that was a simple round.
1.1A small pie or pasty.
Example sentences
  • The other day mention was being made of plantain tarts and patties on board.
  • I push the pastry down loosely into the patty tins.
  • Jan also makes a delicious range of flans, wraps, fritters and patties in the kitchen of her River Bank Road home.
2North American A thin circular chocolate-covered peppermint sweet.
Example sentences
  • A man was eating a peppermint patty on his porch and he was shocked by his implantable cardioverter defibrillator, and guess what he doesn't like to eat anymore?
  • So when I needed a little sugary fix, I always knew that I could stop by my mother's house and grab a licorice twist or peppermint patty.
  • Suffice to say, I didn't land the job but I had oodles of fun that day, including leaving a dish of individually-wrapped peppermint patties behind for everyone on the interview panel to enjoy!

Origin

mid 17th century: alteration of French pâté, by association with pasty1.

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