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[toh-stee] /ˈtoʊ sti/
adjective, toastier, toastiest.
comfortably or cozily warm.
characteristic of or resembling toast:
toasty aromas.
Origin of toasty
1890-95; toast1 + -y1
Related forms
toastiness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for toasty
  • Hallways are wide, ceilings are high, and clanging radiators keep guestrooms toasty.
  • But when a mosquito sucks some toasty warm blood, its body temperature can rocket up.
  • toasty doesn't even describe how surprisingly hot it got.
  • It even spot-heated my legs, which were under a drafty window, without making the whole bed overly toasty.
  • Individuals take turns moving to the group's protected and relatively toasty interior.
  • The bacteria give off enough heat to keep food toasty all winter long.
  • New video of huddling penguins shows the birds do the wave-not to show team spirit but to give each a turn in the toasty center.
  • While it may have cooled things down, they say, it couldn't have prevented the planet from getting altogether too toasty.
  • Its insides re-solidify in the process, so once it's made your toes suitably toasty, it's ready to do the whole thing again.
  • They say it makes the mush taste much better--more nutty and toasty.
British Dictionary definitions for toasty


noun (pl) toasties
a toasted sandwich


adjective -tier, -tiest
tasting or smelling like toast
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Word Origin and History for toasty

"warm and comfortable," 1890, from toast (v.1) + -y (2). Related: Toastiness.

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