- 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 pasty
Since The Great White Way was given that strange moniker in 1890, the majority of actors have also bore a pasty complexion.The Tupac Musical Hits Broadway: Kenny Leon’s ‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’ Is Crazy, Silly Fun
June 19, 2014
The article includes a depressing photo of pasty nerds as evidence.‘American Blogger’ Is So Bad, You’ll Wish It Was a Spoof
April 16, 2014
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
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.Getting Behind the Russia Plan
September 10, 2013
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
April 25, 2013
I had forgot the pasty, and it will be as scorched as Judas Iscariot!The White Company
Arthur Conan Doyle
To prepare venison for pasty, take out all the bones, beat and season the meat, and lay it into a stone jar in large pieces.
"You have the friar to thank for it," said he, in a muffled voice, for his mouth was crammed with pasty.Love-at-Arms
It was fleshy and pasty, and it belonged, of course, to Gerda's lovable brother Ed.Pagan Passions
Gordon Randall Garrett
"Certainly," agreed the stranger, with his mouth full of pasty.Two Sides of the Face
Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
- 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 pasty
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).