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pasty1

[pey-stee] /ˈpeɪ sti/
adjective, pastier, pastiest.
1.
of or like paste in consistency, texture, color, etc.
noun, plural pasties.
2.
pasties, a pair of small, cuplike coverings for the nipples of a stripper, nude model, etc.
Origin of pasty1
1650-1660
1650-60 for def 1; 1950-55 for def 2; paste + -y1 (for def 1), -y2 (for def 2)
Synonyms
1. pale, ashen, ashy, wan, sallow.

pasty2

[pas-tee] /ˈpæs ti/
noun, plural pasties. Chiefly British.
1.
a pie filled with game, fish, or the like.
Origin
1250-1300; Middle English pastee < Middle French. See pâté
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  • There is cold fowl, rabbit-pie, some pasties, and things of that kind.'

    A Pair of Blue Eyes Thomas Hardy
  • There are, I must tell you, pasties so jolly heavy that they call them 'inheritance pasties.'

    A Hungarian Nabob Maurus Jkai
  • If there is any of the meat gravy left serve it with the pasties.

    Standard Paper-Bag Cookery

    Emma Paddock Telford
  • There is no wyne nor pasties, nor suffycent of flesshe, no bookes for to rede, nor any company.

    Lost Diaries Maurice Baring
  • They had pasties to eat, and burnt their candles so long as they could keep them alight.

    An Old English Home S. Baring-Gould
  • There were pasties of all sorts, game, confections and a choice selection of wines.

  • pasties, cold fricassee, old wines--there is my bill of fare?

    Cyrano de Bergerac Edmond Rostand
  • So the youth asked of his servants why they brought him nothing but these pasties?

  • Probably, in fact, more energy goes into making the pasties than into any other one form of culinary effort.

    Life on a Mediaeval Barony William Stearns Davis
British Dictionary definitions for pasties

pasty1

/ˈpeɪstɪ/
adjective pastier, pastiest
1.
of or like the colour, texture, etc, of paste
2.
(esp of the complexion) pale or unhealthy-looking
noun (pl) pasties
3.
either one of a pair of small round coverings for the nipples used by striptease dancers
Derived Forms
pastily, adverb
pastiness, noun

pasty2

/ˈpæstɪ/
noun (pl) pasties
1.
a round of pastry folded over a filling of meat, vegetables, etc: Cornish pasty
Word Origin
C13: from Old French pastée, from Late Latin pasta dough
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Word Origin and History for pasties
n.

"adhesive patches worn over the nipples by exotic dancers," 1957, plural diminutive from paste (v.).

pasty

n

c.1300, a type of pastry pie, from Old French paste "dough, pastry," from Vulgar Latin *pastata "meat wrapped in pastry" from Latin pasta (see pasta).

pasty

adj.

"resembling paste," 1650s, from paste (n.) + -y (2). Related: Pastiness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for pasties

pasties

noun

Adhesive patches worn over the nipples by nude dancers (1961+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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