Definition of patty in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈpati

noun (plural patties)

  • 1A small flat cake of minced food, especially meat.
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    • 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.
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    • 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.
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    • 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!


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

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