adjective, past·i·er, past·i·est.
noun, plural past·ies.
Definition for pasty (2 of 2)
noun, plural pas·ties. Chiefly British.
Origin of pasty2
Examples from the Web for pasty
The article includes a depressing photo of pasty nerds as evidence.‘American Blogger’ Is So Bad, You’ll Wish It Was a Spoof|Andy Hinds|April 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I leaned out of the window but recoiled with disgust, for the young man with the pasty face stood below in the churchyard.Read ‘The King in Yellow,’ the ‘True Detective’ Reference That’s the Key to the Show|Robert W. Chambers|February 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you met him in a bar, he might be all likkered up and decide he wants to kick your pasty, yuppie ass just for the hell of it.
In his own photos, Savader looks like your average Beltway nebbish: pasty, bespectacled, bad hair.Paul Ryan Aide Charged With Stalking, Harassing Women for Nude Photos|Michelle Cottle|April 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
“I worried that he looked so pasty and heavy,” Walters said.
There it was for her, let her take it if she would, or leave it if she would; and I set the jug down by the pasty.Simon Dale|Anthony Hope
To four quarts of fine salt and two ounces of pulverized saltpeter, add sufficient molasses to make a pasty mixture.Home Pork Making|A. W. Fulton
Be careful not to overcook it, and it will not be pasty, but firm and tender.The Italian Cook Book|Maria Gentile
Mix thoroughly with a silver fork, being careful not to let the mixture get pasty.A Thousand Ways to Please a Husband|Louise Bennett Weaver
So, with the help of her friend, the queen soon made ready her pasty and carried it to the Lion Fairy.The Orange Fairy Book|Various
British Dictionary definitions for pasty (1 of 2)
adjective pastier or pastiest
noun plural pasties
British Dictionary definitions for pasty (2 of 2)
noun plural pasties
Word Origin for pasty
Word Origin and History for pasty (1 of 2)
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).