[ pey-stee-feyst ]

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

Origin of pasty-faced

First recorded in 1600–10

Words Nearby pasty-faced Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use pasty-faced in a sentence

  • Miss Gale proceeded to insist that boys are not pasty-faced without a cause, and it is to be sought lower down.

    The Woman-Hater | Charles Reade