Definition of pata-pata in English:

pata-pata

noun

mass nounSouth African
  • 1A sexually suggestive dance style in which pairs of dancers touch each other's bodies.

    1. 1.1 Kwela music arranged to suit the pata-pata style of dance.
    2. 1.2informal Sexual intercourse.
      sexual intercourse, sex, lovemaking, making love, sex act, act of love, sexual relations, intimate relations, intimacy, coupling, mating, going to bed with someone, sleeping with someone
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Origin

From Xhosa and Zulu phatha ‘to touch, feel’.

Pronunciation

pata-pata

/ˌpɑːtaˈpɑːta/