pastry

noun pas·try \ ˈpā-strē \
Updated on: 13 May 2018

Definition of pastry

plural pastries
1 a : paste 1a
b : sweet baked goods made of dough having a high fat content
2 : a piece of pastry

Examples of pastry in a Sentence

  1. He worked on the filling while I prepared the pastry.

  2. She had a pastry and coffee for breakfast.

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Origin and Etymology of pastry


PASTRY Defined for English Language Learners

pastry

Definition of pastry for English Language Learners

  • : dough that is used to make pies and other baked goods

  • : a small, baked food made from pastry


PASTRY Defined for Kids

pastry

noun past·ry \ ˈpā-strē \

Definition of pastry for Students

plural pastries
1 : sweet baked goods (as pies) made mainly of flour and fat
2 : a piece of sweet baked goods

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