[ tey-stee ]
/ ˈteɪ sti /

adjective, tast·i·er, tast·i·est.

good-tasting; savory: a tasty canapé.
Informal. having or showing good taste; tasteful.

Origin of tasty

First recorded in 1610–20; taste + -y1


Related forms

tast·i·ly, adverbtast·i·ness, nounun·tast·i·ly, adverbun·tast·y, adjective

Can be confused

tasteful tasty
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British Dictionary definitions for untasty


/ (ˈteɪstɪ) /

adjective tastier or tastiest

having a pleasant flavour
British informal attractive: used chiefly by men when talking of women
British informal skilful or impressiveshe was a bit tasty with a cutlass
NZ (of cheddar cheese) having a strong flavour

Derived Forms

tastily, adverbtastiness, noun
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