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[pey-stee-feyst] /ˈpeɪ stiˈfeɪst/
having a pale, unhealthy, sallow complexion:
an awkward, pasty-faced youth.
Origin of pasty-faced
First recorded in 1600-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • The pasty-faced American played the Ace of Spades without saying a word.

  • But lemme tell you, from now on, no pasty-faced female is going to rub it in any more.

    The Job Sinclair Lewis
  • Some of them were dragging along tired, over-dressed, pasty-faced children.

    Rough-Hewn Dorothy Canfield
  • On the seat beside him sat his pasty-faced, four-year-old son.

    Lad: A Dog Albert Payson Terhune
  • The long-forgotten name awoke memories of a pasty-faced boy peppered with freckles, who had always called him "Snowball."

    The Quaint Companions Leonard Merrick
  • He was a pasty-faced young man with gray eyes and eyebrows and a reddish beard.

  • And outside, I saw the pasty-faced crowd waiting to get in, and all the Sunday litter in the road.

    The Message Alec John Dawson
  • You pasty-faced, overfed, white-livered beanbag experts, what do you mean by running a beauty show instead of a football game?

    At Good Old Siwash George Fitch
  • He turned a troubled and sombre gaze toward Skidder, who sat there pasty-faced, with sagging jaw, staring back at him.

    The Crimson Tide Robert W. Chambers

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