Any of various thick wooden sandals or clogs formerly worn for walking over wet or muddy ground.
Webster's New World
Other Word Forms of Patten
Origin of Patten
Middle English paten, patin, pateyn, from Anglo-Norman patin, Middle French patin, from patte (“paw, hoof"), from Latin patta, of imitative origin.
Middle English patin from Old French perhaps from pate paw, hoof patois
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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