plural noun

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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web 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 Bassist Victoria de Angelis, who also alarmed MTV’s production team with pasties on her nipples, spoke of inspiring female musicians. Jem Aswad, Variety, 29 Aug. 2022 While belting out the Bowie classic, the seemingly loose bralette top began sliding to the side, revealing her breasts, which were adorned with shiny nipple pasties. Jack Irvin, Peoplemag, 30 Sep. 2022 Bassist Victoria De Angelis then sent the camera crew into panic mode, suddenly appearing shirtless and in nipple pasties. Starr Bowenbank, Billboard, 28 Aug. 2022 About halfway through the song, Kesha played off a wardrobe malfunction as her bedazzled bra top broke, revealing silver star pasties. Ellise Shafer, Variety, 28 Sep. 2022 The hardest part of making pasties, Ken Roderman said, is creating the right dough. Stefene Russell, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 July 2022 There’s even an eco-friendly cafe on that sells Cornish pasties, fresh sandwiches, homemade cakes, and more. Kelly Allen, House Beautiful, 28 Aug. 2022 Black thong underwear and black nipple pasties added even more of a head-turning element to the bold look. Jessica Booth, Peoplemag, 26 Aug. 2022 See More

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Word History


paste entry 2

First Known Use

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 26 Nov. 2022.

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