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English definition of “pat”

pat

adjective, adverb [not gradable] (WITHOUT THINKING)   /pæt/ usually disapproving
(esp. of an answer) having been already prepared and therefore said without thinking much about the question: You’ve got a pat response to every question that comes along.
(Definition of pat adjective, adverb (WITHOUT THINKING) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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