Origin of partletearlier patelet from Middle French patelette, band of stuff, origin, originally , diminutive of pate, a paw
Origin of partletAlteration of Middle English patelet from Old French patelete band of cloth diminutive of pate paw ; see patois .
c. 1560-1570 portrait of Philippine Welser (1527-1580), wife of Archduke Ferdinand II of Austria (1529-1595)
- (now rare, archaic) A hen (originally in the form Dame Partlet). [from 14th c.]
- Dame Partlett, the hen. --Shak.
Origin unknown; perhaps a diminutive form of pert.