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Meaning & Definition of Pat in English

English

Pat

/pæt/

noun

1. The sound made by a gentle blow

    synonym:
  • pat
  • ,
  • rap
  • ,
  • tap

2. A light touch or stroke

    synonym:
  • tap
  • ,
  • pat
  • ,
  • dab

verb

1. Pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin

    synonym:
  • chuck
  • ,
  • pat

2. Hit lightly

  • "Pat him on the shoulder"
    synonym:
  • dab
  • ,
  • pat

adjective

1. Having only superficial plausibility

  • "Glib promises"
  • "A slick commercial"
    synonym:
  • glib
  • ,
  • pat
  • ,
  • slick

2. Exactly suited to the occasion

  • "A pat reply"
    synonym:
  • pat

adverb

1. Completely or perfectly

  • "He has the lesson pat"
  • "Had the system down pat"
    synonym:
  • pat

Examples of using

I cannot pat this dog. I am afraid it might bite me.