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Definition of pat adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

pat

 adjective
adjective
NAmE//pæt//
 
(usually disapproving)
 
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(of an answer, a comment, etc.) too quick, easy, or simple; not seeming natural or realistic synonym glib The ending of the novel is a little too pat to be convincing. There are no pat answers to these questions.
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