having a pale, unhealthy, sallow complexion: an awkward, pasty-faced youth.

Origin of pasty-faced

First recorded in 1600–10 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of pasty-faced

Historical Examples of pasty-faced

  • The pasty-faced American played the Ace of Spades without saying a word.

  • But lemme tell you, from now on, no pasty-faced female is going to rub it in any more.

    The Job

    Sinclair Lewis

  • Some of them were dragging along tired, over-dressed, pasty-faced children.


    Dorothy Canfield

  • On the seat beside him sat his pasty-faced, four-year-old son.

    Lad: A Dog

    Albert Payson Terhune

  • The long-forgotten name awoke memories of a pasty-faced boy peppered with freckles, who had always called him "Snowball."

    The Quaint Companions

    Leonard Merrick