plural noun
past·​ies | \ ˈpā-stēz How to pronounce pasties (audio) \

Definition of pasties

: small round coverings for a woman's nipples worn especially by a stripteaser

Examples of pasties in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cyrus stirred some controversy following the release of her fourth studio album and its subsequent tour full of nipple pasties, provocative poses and phallic imagery. Rania Aniftos, Billboard, "Here's a Full Timeline of Miley Cyrus & Cody Simpson's Relationship," 14 Aug. 2020 At the venerable Red Rooster Cafe, the menu includes classic Cornish pasties, as well as figgy hobbin for dessert (an epic bundle of raisins, nuts, brown sugar, and cinnamon rolled up in a pastry crust). Raphael Kadushin, National Geographic, "How to take a European road trip without leaving America’s Midwest," 7 Aug. 2020

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First Known Use of pasties

circa 1954, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pasties

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27 Aug 2020

Cite this Entry

“Pasties.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Sep. 2020.

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