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    pat

    pat - Dictionary definition and meaning for word pat

    Definition
    (noun) the sound made by a gentle blow
    Synonyms : rap , tap
    Definition
    (noun) a light touch or stroke
    Synonyms : dab , tap
    Definition
    (verb) pat or squeeze fondly or playfully, especially under the chin
    Synonyms : chuck
    Definition
    (verb) hit lightly
    Synonyms : dab
    Example Sentence
    • pat him on the shoulder
    Definition
    (adj) having only superficial plausibility
    Synonyms : glib , slick
    Example Sentence
    • glib promises
    • a slick commercial
    Definition
    (adj) exactly suited to the occasion
    Example Sentence
    • a pat reply
    Definition
    (adv) completely or perfectly
    Example Sentence
    • he has the lesson pat
    • had the system down pat
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