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Pronunciation : Pat
Part of Speech : v.
Etymology : [Cf. G. patschen, Prov. G. patzen, to strike, tap.]
Definition : Defn: To strike gently with the fingers or hand; to stroke lightly; to tap; as, to pat a dog. Gay pats my shoulder, and you vanish quite. Pope.

t. [imp. & p. p. Patted; p. pr. & vb. n. Patting.]
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Pat
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : 1. A light, quik blow or stroke with the fingers or hand; a tap.

2. A small mass, as of butter, shaped by pats. It looked like a tessellated work of pats of butter. Dickens.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Pat
Part of Speech : a.
Etymology : [Cf. pat a light blow, D. te pas convenient, pat, where pas is fr. F. passer to pass.]
Definition : Defn: Exactly suitable; fit; convenient; timely. "Pat allusion." Barrow.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : Pat
Part of Speech : adv.
Definition : Defn: In a pat manner. I foresaw then 't would come in pat hereafter. Sterne.
Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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