pasty

pasty

1 [pey-stee]
adjective, pastier, pastiest.
1.
of or like paste in consistency, texture, color, etc.
noun, plural pasties.
2.
pasties, a pair of small, cuplike coverings for the nipples of a striptease dancer, nude model, etc.

Origin:
1650–60 for def 1; 1950–55 for def 2; paste + -y1 (def 1), -y2 (def 2)


1. pale, ashen, ashy, wan, sallow.
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pasty

2 [pas-tee]
noun, plural pasties. Chiefly British.
a pie filled with game, fish, or the like.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English pastee < Middle French. See pâté

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pasty1 (ˈpeɪstɪ)
 
adj , pastier, pastiest
1.  of or like the colour, texture, etc, of paste
2.  (esp of the complexion) pale or unhealthy-looking
 
n , pastier, pastiest, pasties
3.  either one of a pair of small round coverings for the nipples used by striptease dancers
 
'pastily1
 
adv
 
'pastiness1
 
n

pasty2 (ˈpæstɪ)
 
n , pl pasties
a round of pastry folded over a filling of meat, vegetables, etc: Cornish pasty
 
[C13: from Old French pastée, from Late Latin pasta dough]

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