[ pey-stee ]
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adjective,past·i·er, past·i·est.
  1. of or like paste in consistency, texture, color, etc.

noun,plural past·ies.
  1. pasties, a pair of small, cuplike coverings for the nipples of a stripper, nude model, etc.

Origin of pasty

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

Other words for pasty

Other definitions for pasty (2 of 2)

[ pas-tee ]

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

Origin of pasty

1250–1300; Middle English pastee<Middle French. See pâté Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use pasty in a sentence

  • Mary put the indigestible-looking pasties into the oven, and almost banged the door.

    All Roads Lead to Calvary | Jerome K. Jerome
  • Lucy was more than usually hungry, and did full justice to the pasties and conserves of apples which graced the board.

    Penshurst Castle | Emma Marshall

British Dictionary definitions for pasty (1 of 2)


/ (ˈpeɪstɪ) /

adjectivepastier or pastiest
  1. of or like the colour, texture, etc, of paste

  2. (esp of the complexion) pale or unhealthy-looking

nounplural pasties
  1. either one of a pair of small round coverings for the nipples used by striptease dancers

Derived forms of pasty

  • pastily, adverb
  • pastiness, noun

British Dictionary definitions for pasty (2 of 2)


/ (ˈpæstɪ) /

nounplural pasties
  1. a round of pastry folded over a filling of meat, vegetables, etc: Cornish pasty

Origin of pasty

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

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