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pasty1

[pey-stee] /ˈpeɪ sti/
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
1650-1660
1650-60 for def 1; 1950-55 for def 2; paste + -y1 (def 1), -y2 (def 2)
Synonyms
1. pale, ashen, ashy, wan, sallow.

pasty2

[pas-tee] /ˈpæs ti/
noun, plural pasties. Chiefly British
1.
a pie filled with game, fish, or the like.
Origin
1250-1300; Middle English pastee < Middle French. See pâté
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British Dictionary definitions for pasty

pasty1

/ˈpeɪstɪ/
adjective pastier, pastiest
1.
of or like the colour, texture, etc, of paste
2.
(esp of the complexion) pale or unhealthy-looking
noun (pl) pasties
3.
either one of a pair of small round coverings for the nipples used by striptease dancers
Derived Forms
pastily, adverb
pastiness, noun

pasty2

/ˈpæstɪ/
noun (pl) pasties
1.
a round of pastry folded over a filling of meat, vegetables, etc: Cornish pasty
Word Origin
C13: from Old French pastée, from Late Latin pasta dough
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Word Origin and History for pasty
n

c.1300, a type of pastry pie, from Old French paste "dough, pastry," from Vulgar Latin *pastata "meat wrapped in pastry" from Latin pasta (see pasta).

adj.

"resembling paste," 1650s, from paste (n.) + -y (2). Related: Pastiness.

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