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pasty

noun pas·ty \ ˈpa-stē \
Updated on: 20 Nov 2017

Definition of pasty

plural pasties
1 :a meat pie
2 :turnover 4

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Origin and Etymology of pasty

Middle English pastee, from Anglo-French pasté, from paste dough, paste


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pasty

adjective \ ˈpā-stē \

Definition of pasty

pastier; pastiest
:resembling paste; especially :pallid and unhealthy in appearance

pastiness

play \ˈpā-stē-nəs\ noun

Examples of pasty in a Sentence

  1. The mixture has a pasty consistency.

  2. She has a pasty complexion.

  3. You look a little pasty. Are you feeling OK?

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First Known Use of pasty

1607


PASTY Defined for English Language Learners

pasty

noun

Definition of pasty for English Language Learners

  • : a small pie that usually contains meat


pasty

adjective

Definition of pasty for English Language Learners

  • : resembling paste

  • : pale and unhealthy in appearance



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