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plural noun

past·​ies ˈpā-stēz How to pronounce pasties (audio)
: small round coverings for a woman's nipples worn especially by a stripteaser


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plural of pasty

Examples of pasties in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web
Plural noun
Smith, who identifies as nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns, dons a sleek black dress, a fluffy hot pink gown and a corset with nipple pasties while singing about wanting to find a lover. Charles Trepany, USA TODAY, 3 Feb. 2023 Styled by Brett Alan Nelson, Doja was decked out in a bold gown from Schiaparelli's spring 2022 couture collection and gilded with golden pasties from Agent Provocateur. Katie Donbavand, Glamour, 24 Dec. 2022 The beauty vlogger looked 🔥🔥🔥 in her New Year Eve's party dress with shiny rainbow pasties. Editors, Seventeen, 7 Nov. 2022 To prep for award shows and events, stars and their stylists would use bandaids, pasties, camisoles, even duct tape (um, ouch) to make sure that the nipples remained hidden. Yerin Kim, Seventeen, 7 Dec. 2022 The cartoon character’s goofy face appeared on nipple pasties and sparkling embellishments throughout the collection, while his starfish sidekick Patrick Star made a cameo, too. Alice Cary, Glamour, 14 Nov. 2022 Standard strapless bras only work with a handful of silhouettes and are prone to be problematic (and uncomfortable) for hours on end, while pasties provide zero support and lift. Jennifer Chan, Peoplemag, 8 Nov. 2022

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Word History


Plural noun

paste entry 2

First Known Use

Plural Noun

circa 1954, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pasties was circa 1954

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Cite this Entry

“Pasties.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2024.

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