- a small pie, esp. a meat pie
- a small, flat cake of ground meat, fish, etc., usually fried
- any disk-shaped piece, as of candy
Origin: Fr pâté: see pâté
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noun pl. pat·ties
- A small rounded, flattened cake of food, especially one made from ingredients that have been previously ground, chopped, or minced: a hamburger patty; a peppermint patty.
- A patty shell.
- A small pie; a pasty.
Origin: French pâté, pâté; see pâté.