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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Pat


PAT, adjective Fit; convenient; exactly suitable either as to time or place. [Not an elegant word, but admissible in burlesque.]

PAT, adverb Fitly; conveniently.

PAT, noun A light quick blow or stroke with the fingers or hand.

PAT, verb transitive To strike gently with the fingers or hand; to tap.

Gay pats my shoulder and you vanish quite.