[ pey-stee ]
/ ˈpeɪ sti /
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adjective, past·i·er, past·i·est.
of or like paste in consistency, texture, color, etc.
noun, plural past·ies.
pasties, a pair of small, cuplike coverings for the nipples of a stripper, nude model, etc.
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Origin of pasty

1650–60 for def. 1; 1950–55 for def. 2; paste + -y1 (for def. 1), -y2 (for def. 2)

Other definitions for pasty (2 of 2)

[ pas-tee ]
/ ˈpæs ti /

noun, plural pas·ties.Chiefly British.
a pie filled with game, fish, or the like.

Origin of pasty

1250–1300; Middle English pastee<Middle French. See pâté
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British Dictionary definitions for pasty (1 of 2)

/ (ˈpeɪstɪ) /

adjective pastier or pastiest
of or like the colour, texture, etc, of paste
(esp of the complexion) pale or unhealthy-looking
noun plural pasties
either one of a pair of small round coverings for the nipples used by striptease dancers

Derived forms of pasty

pastily, adverbpastiness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for pasty (2 of 2)

/ (ˈpæstɪ) /

noun plural pasties
a round of pastry folded over a filling of meat, vegetables, etcCornish pasty

Word Origin for pasty

C13: from Old French pastée, from Late Latin pasta dough
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