Definition of et patati et patata in English:

et patati et patata

(also et patata et patati)


  • And so on and so forth; = "et cetera".


Late 19th century. From French et patati et patata, alteration of patati, patata, itself a variant of †patatin, patatac, a reduplicative formation imitative of a repeated chattering sound, with insertion of et ‘and’ before each imitative element.


et patati et patata

/eɪ ˌpatətiː ˌeɪ patəˈtɑː/