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Definition of Pat


  1. To strike gently with the fingers or hand; to stroke lightly; to tap; as, to pat a dog.
  2. A light, quik blow or stroke with the fingers or hand; a tap.
  3. A small mass, as of butter, shaped by pats.
  4. Exactly suitable; fit; convenient; timely.
  5. In a pat manner.

Pat Quotations

The father of a daughter is nothing but a high-class hostage. A father turns a stony face to his sons, berates them, shakes his antlers, paws the ground, snorts, runs them off into the underbrush, but when his daughter puts her arm over his shoulder and says, 'Daddy, I need to ask you something,' he is a pat of butter in a hot frying pan.
Garrison Keillor

Sometimes it's okay to give yourself a pat on the back and say, 'That was cool. That made me feel good.'
Sebastian Stan

A pat on the back, through only a few vertebrae removed from a kick in the pants, is miles ahead in results.
Bennett Cerf

The white man made the mistake of letting me read his history books. He made the mistake of teaching me that Patrick Henry was a patriot and George Washington - wasn't nothing non-violent about old Pat or George Washington.
Malcolm X

I feel like giving myself a pat on the back. We can create history tonight. We can bid goodbye to 10 years of (Liberal-Conservative) government which has ground to a halt, and get a new government and a new majority in Denmark.
Helle Thorning-Schmidt
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Pat Translations

pat in Dutch is tikken
pat in Spanish is palmadita
pat in Swedish is klapp, klappa
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