pâté

Definitions

General English

Food

  • masculine A raised pie with a meat filling completely enclosed in pastry. Eaten hot.
  • masculine A cooked, smooth or coarse meat paste made from a variety of meats, often liver and belly pork or bacon plus flavourings and seasoning. Allowed to cool in the mould then turned out and eaten cold, usually as a hors d’oeuvres. As a rule of thumb there should be equal amounts of lean meat and fat to which are added binders such as eggs, flour, choux pastry or white sauces. Sometimes vegetarian pastes with a similar texture are so called.

Slang

  • noun
    (written as P.T.)
    a prick-tease. A pun on the school subject ‘physical-training’.
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