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Origin of tasty

First recorded in 1610–20; taste + -y1
Related formstast·i·ly, adverbtast·i·ness, nounun·tast·i·ly, adverbun·tast·y, adjective
Can be confusedtasteful tasty

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Contemporary Examples of tastiest

  • Not so much a dish but a condiment suited for almost any meal, salsa verde would have to be one of the tastiest condiments.

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    Chris Rendell

    October 4, 2011

  • The Art of Marriage is filled with morsels like these, with the more acerbic among them often proving to be the tastiest.

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    Chloë Schama

    January 8, 2011

  • Jacquelynn D. Powers on where to find the healthiest, tastiest birds for your Thanksgiving feast.

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    The Best Turkeys for Thanksgiving

    Jacquelynn D. Powers

    November 15, 2010

Historical Examples of tastiest

British Dictionary definitions for tastiest


adjective tastier or tastiest
  1. having a pleasant flavour
  2. British informal attractive: used chiefly by men when talking of women
  3. British informal skilful or impressiveshe was a bit tasty with a cutlass
  4. NZ (of cheddar cheese) having a strong flavour
Derived Formstastily, adverbtastiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for tastiest



1610s, from taste (n.) + -y (2); in late 18c. it also could mean "tasteful, elegant" (from the secondary sense of taste (n.)).

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