Definitions of pat:
  • noun:   the sound made by a gentle blow
  • noun:   a light touch or stroke
  • verb:   hit lightly
    Example: "Pat him on the shoulder"
  • verb:   pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
  • adjective:   exactly suited to the occasion
    Example: "A pat reply"
  • adjective:   having only superficial plausibility
  • adverb:   completely or perfectly
    Example: "He has the lesson pat"
  • name:  A female given name (common: 1 in 2500 females; popularity rank in the U.S.: #387)
  • name:  A male given name (common: 1 in 4545 males; popularity rank in the U.S.: #457)
  • name:  A surname (very rare: popularity rank in the U.S.: #50087)

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