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tasty

[tey-stee] /ˈteɪ sti/
adjective, tastier, tastiest.
1.
good-tasting; savory:
a tasty canapé.
2.
Informal. having or showing good taste; tasteful.
Origin of tasty
1610-1620
1610-20; taste + -y1
Related forms
tastily, adverb
tastiness, noun
untastily, adverb
untasty, adjective
Can be confused
tasteful, tasty.
Synonyms
1. delicious, delectable, toothsome, appetizing. See palatable.
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  • He liked dry bread himself, and the drier the tastier, but he did all he could to spare others.

    Hugh, Bishop of Lincoln Charles L. Marson
  • Another dish which will be found “grateful and comforting” is an old grouse—the older the tastier.

    Cakes & Ale Edward Spencer
  • Only this time Peter Mink remarked that there was nothing any tastier than a fine eel.

    The Tale of Peter Mink Arthur Scott Bailey
British Dictionary definitions for tastier

tasty

/ˈteɪstɪ/
adjective tastier, tastiest
1.
having a pleasant flavour
2.
(Brit, informal) attractive: used chiefly by men when talking of women
3.
(Brit, informal) skilful or impressive: she was a bit tasty with a cutlass
4.
(NZ) (of cheddar cheese) having a strong flavour
Derived Forms
tastily, adverb
tastiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for tastier

tasty

adj.

1610s, from taste (n.) + -y (2); in late 18c. it also could mean "tasteful, elegant" (from the secondary sense of taste (n.)).

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