- of or like paste in consistency, texture, color, etc.
- pasties, a pair of small, cuplike coverings for the nipples of a stripper, nude model, etc.
Origin of pasty1
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- a pie filled with game, fish, or the like.
Origin of pasty2
Examples from the Web for pasties
Her act lasted about four minutes, and ended in pasties and a G-string.Best Career Arc Ever: From Burlesque To Bartending
September 13, 2014
There is cold fowl, rabbit-pie, some pasties, and things of that kind.'A Pair of Blue Eyes
There are, I must tell you, pasties so jolly heavy that they call them 'inheritance pasties.'A Hungarian Nabob
If there is any of the meat gravy left serve it with the pasties.Standard Paper-Bag Cookery
Emma Paddock Telford
There is no wyne nor pasties, nor suffycent of flesshe, no bookes for to rede, nor any company.Lost Diaries
They had pasties to eat, and burnt their candles so long as they could keep them alight.An Old English Home
- of or like the colour, texture, etc, of paste
- (esp of the complexion) pale or unhealthy-looking
- either one of a pair of small round coverings for the nipples used by striptease dancers
- a round of pastry folded over a filling of meat, vegetables, etcCornish pasty
Word Origin and History for pasties
"adhesive patches worn over the nipples by exotic dancers," 1957, plural diminutive from paste (v.).
c.1300, a type of pastry pie, from Old French paste "dough, pastry," from Vulgar Latin *pastata "meat wrapped in pastry" from Latin pasta (see pasta).