Definition of patache in English:

patache

noun

historical
  • 1A boat or small ship used for communication between the vessels of a fleet; a dispatch-boat.

  • 2A small horse-drawn carriage used in France.

Origin

Late 16th century; earliest use found in Robert Greene (bap. 1558, d. 1592), writer and playwright. From Spanish patache (1553; also as patage, patax, pataje, etc.), of uncertain origin. Compare Middle French, French patache, Catalan pataxa, patatxo, Portuguese patacho, Dutch † pataxo, patas.

Pronunciation

patache

/paˈtɑːʃ/