pas·​try | \ ˈpā-strē \
plural pastries

Definition of pastry

1a : a dough that is used to make pies and other baked goods and typically has a high fat content : paste sense 1a
b : usually sweet baked goods made of dough having a high fat content a plate of tempting pastry — see danish pastry, french pastry
2 : a piece of pastry I had a pastry and a cup of tea.

Examples of pastry in a Sentence

He worked on the filling while I prepared the pastry. She had a pastry and coffee for breakfast.

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But underneath all the masturbating with pastry and accidentally ingested semen cocktails, there’s real sentiment to the adolescent boys trying to find their way with women, and vice versa. Vogue, "The 55 Best Romantic Comedies of All Time," 1 Feb. 2019 With a pastry brush, generously paint the cut-side of each fig half with the rosemary oil. Daniel Neman, sacbee, "Main dishes? Fruit is not forbidden," 26 June 2018 Greige Patisserie, expected in late June at 408 W. Florida St. in Walker’s Point, will have the mornings covered, too, Reinhardtsen said, with breakfast pastries and Colectivo coffee. Carol Deptolla, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Coming soon in Bay View and Walker's Point: Smallpie and Greige, bakeries with drinks," 12 June 2018 With a pastry brush, brush the crust with the egg wash and sprinkle with sanding sugar. San Antonio Express-News, "Recipe: Peach Crostata with Almond Cream," 30 May 2018 Use a pastry brush to coat the top of the cake with the lemon glaze, using it all. Jean Kressy,, "Recipe: The British name for this glazed lemon loaf, brushed with syrup, is ‘drizzle cake’," 21 May 2018 Using a pastry brush, brush the edges with egg white mixture and fold the wrapper in half over the filling, to create a half moon. Claire Perez,, "Dada’s homemade ravioli is a labor of love," 27 Apr. 2018 With a pastry brush or icing spatula, spread the mixture all over the fish, inside and outside. Daniel Neman, miamiherald, "Superb fish recipes for Lent (and the rest of the year) | Miami Herald," 19 Feb. 2018 The table was piled with pastries, scrambled eggs, a thermos of coffee and other goodies. Anchorage Daily News, "How Saturday morning coffees in Anchorage translate into lives saved overseas," 18 Jan. 2018

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First Known Use of pastry

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for pastry

paste entry 1

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English Language Learners Definition of pastry

: dough that is used to make pies and other baked goods
: a small, baked food made from pastry


past·​ry | \ ˈpā-strē \
plural pastries

Kids Definition of pastry

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

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