1. [ verb ] pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, esp. under the chin
Synonyms: chuck
Related terms: caress tap
2. [ verb ] hit lightly
Synonyms: dab

"pat him on the shoulder"

Related terms: strike
3. [ noun ] Woman's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 387
4. [ adjective ] exactly suited to the occasion

"a pat reply"

Related terms: appropriate
5. [ noun ] the sound made by a gentle blow
Synonyms: tap rap
Related terms: sound pitter-patter dab tap
6. [ adverb ] completely or perfectly

"he has the lesson pat" "had the system down pat"

7. [ adjective ] having only superficial plausibility
Synonyms: slick glib

"glib promises" "a slick commercial"

Related terms: plausible
8. [ noun ] Man's first name, popularity rank in the U.S. is 457
9. [ noun ] a light touch or stroke
Synonyms: dab tap
Related terms: touch chuck tap dab tap
Similar spelling:   Patt