noun, plural pat·ties.
- any item of food covered with dough, batter, etc., and fried or baked: oyster patties.
- a thin, round piece of ground or minced food, as of meat or the like: a hamburger patty.
- a thin, round piece, as of candy: peppermint patties.
- a little pie; pasty.
- a female given name, form of Patience or Patricia.
- Al·ban [ahl-bahn, ahl-bahn] /ɑlˈbɑn, ˈɑl bɑn/, 1885–1935, Austrian composer.
- Patricia JanePatty, 1918–2006, U.S. golfer.
- Paul,born 1926, U.S. biochemist: Nobel Prize 1980.
noun plural -ties
- a small flattened cake of minced food
- a small pie
- short for iceberg
- a South African word for mountain
- Alban (Maria Johannes) (ˈalbaːn). 1885–1935, Austrian composer: a pupil of Schoenberg. His works include the operas Wozzeck (1921) and Lulu (1935), a violin concerto (1935), chamber works, and songs
- Paul . born 1926, US molecular biologist, the first to identify transfer RNA (1956). Nobel prize for chemistry 1980
n.“small pie,” 1710, from patti-pan (1690s) “something baked in a small pan,” from French pâté, from Old French paste (see paste (n.)). n.short for iceberg, attested from 1823.
- American chemist. He shared a 1980 Nobel Prize for developing recombinant methods of inserting genes from simple organisms into the genetic material of similar organisms.