pasty

1
[pey-stee]
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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.

Nearby words

  1. pasturable,
  2. pasturage,
  3. pasture,
  4. pasture rose,
  5. pastureland,
  6. pasty-faced,
  7. pat,
  8. pat on the back,
  9. pat-a-cake,
  10. pat-down

Origin of pasty

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

SYNONYMS FOR pasty

pasty

2
[pas-tee]

noun, plural pas·ties. Chiefly British.

a pie filled with game, fish, or the like.

Origin of pasty

2
1250–1300; Middle English pastee < Middle French. See pâté

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British Dictionary definitions for pasties

pasty

1

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 Formspastily, adverbpastiness, noun

pasty

2

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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Word Origin and History for pasties
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