(US, Australia, New Zealand) A flattened portion of ground meat or a vegetarian equivalent, usually round but sometimes square in shape.
‘The cook fried the hamburger patty, then put it in a bun.’;
(Jamaica) A pastry with various fillings and spices baked inside a flaky shell, often tinted golden yellow with an egg yolk mixture or turmeric.
(India) A woven mat or screen hung at a door or window and kept wet to moisten and cool the air as it enters.
A little pie.
Tattered; dilapidated, distressed, worn-out, torn
‘The tramp wore a tatty old overcoat.’;
small flat mass of chopped food
A mat or screen of fibers, as of the kuskus grass, hung at a door or window and kept wet to moisten and cool the air as it enters.
small pie or pasty
showing signs of wear and tear;
‘a ratty old overcoat’; ‘shabby furniture’; ‘an old house with dirty windows and tatty curtains’;
round flat candy
‘a flash car’; ‘a flashy ring’; ‘garish colors’; ‘a gaudy costume’; ‘loud sport shirts’; ‘a meretricious yet stylish book’; ‘tawdry ornaments’;
A patty or burger (in British English) is a flattened, usually round, serving of ground meat and/or legumes, grains, vegetables, or meat alternatives. Patties are found in multiple cuisines throughout the world.