[pah-toh; Spanish pah-taw] /ˈpɑ toʊ; Spanish ˈpɑ tɔ/
an Argentine game played by two teams of four on horseback, resembling a cross between polo and basketball, using a ball with six large leather handles, the object of which is to place or throw the ball through the opponent’s net that hangs from a 9 feet (2.7 meters) high pole.
[pat-wah, pah-twah; French pa-twa] /ˈpæt wɑ, ˈpɑ twɑ; French paˈtwa/ noun, plural patois [pat-wahz, pah-twahz; French pa-twa] /ˈpæt wɑz, ˈpɑ twɑz; French paˈtwa/ (Show IPA) 1. a regional form of a language, especially of French, differing from the standard, literary form of the language. 2. a rural or provincial form of speech. 3. jargon; cant; […]
adjective phrase Abstaining from liquor; teetotal, at least temporarily: Monty didn’t drink, and Clifton James went on the wagon [1904+; first attested as on the water cart in 1902]
noun sweetheart Word Origin perhaps corruption of potato Usage Note slang, often used with ‘sweet’ n. “sweetheart, pretty girl,” colloquial American English, 1921, perhaps a corruption of potato (c.f. sweet potato). Sweet patootie is recorded from 1919 as a generic exclamation. n,n phr [1921+; perhaps fr a play on sweet potato suggested by sweetheart and […]
[pat-uh s; Portuguese pah-too s] /ˈpæt əs; Portuguese ˈpɑ tʊs/ noun 1. La·go·a dos [luh-gaw-uh doo s] /ləˈgɔ ə dʊs/ (Show IPA) a lagoon on the Atlantic Coast in SE Brazil: Pôrto Alegre is on the lagoon. About 150 miles (240 km) long and 30 miles (48 km) wide. payment at time of service