A mother plays patty-cake with her son.
patty-cake definition by Webster's New World
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- the opening words of a nursery rhyme
- a game played by clapping the hands in rhythm to this rhyme
Origin: ; from earlier spelling, spelled pat-a-cake
patty-cake definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A child's game in which two participants gently strike the palms of their hands together in rhythmic beat, often accompanied by a nursery rhyme.
Origin: Alteration of pat-a-cake, the first words of the nursery rhyme accompanying the game.