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Definition of "pat" []

  • To tap gently with the open hand or with something flat. (verb-transitive)
  • To stroke lightly as a gesture of affection. (verb-transitive)
  • To mold by tapping gently with the hands or a flat implement. (verb-transitive)
  • To run or walk with a tapping sound. (verb-intransitive)
  • To hit something or against something gently or lightly. (verb-intransitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pat" in a sentence
  • "One large bundel ob eleventy canz of Hatch Grene Chillies nao being loaded wif foark-lift intu CD-ROM drive slot of computer, *load load, pat pat pat*, adn we pushes teh speshal keyboard-code *Control-Alt-Cokebottle*, adn zoom!"
  • "*Puts splorted brainz back in brainpan, pat pat pat*"
  • "So heer, Bubbashoomin, yur noo CHRGwdoi *tug tug tug – pat pat pat*"