Pat

Definition of Pat

v. t.1.To strike gently with the fingers or hand; to stroke lightly; to tap; as, to pat a dog.
[imp. & p. p. Patted ; p. pr. & vb. n. Patting.]
Gay pats my shoulder, and you vanish quite.
- Pope.
n.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.
a.1.Exactly suitable; fit; convenient; timely.
adv.1.In a pat manner.
I foresaw then 't would come in pat hereafter.
- Sterne.

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