patting

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

patting

  1. Present participle of pat.

Noun[edit]

patting (plural pattings)

  1. The act by which something is patted.
    • Laura Lee Hope, The Outdoor Girls in Army Service
      It is safe to say that Betty was fully dressed, to the last little pattings and fluffings of her blue morning dress, before ten minutes was up, and, with Mrs. Irving, was walking with rapidly beating heart down the hall toward Allen's room.