Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Like paste; of the consistence of paste; of the appearance or color of paste.
  • noun A pie covered with a paste or pie-crust: said to be properly a preparation of venison, veal, lamb, or other meat, highly seasoned, and inclosed in a crust or paste.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Like paste, as in color, softness, stickness.
  • noun A pie consisting usually of meat wholly surrounded with a crust made of a sheet of paste, and often baked without a dish; a meat pie.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A type of seasoned meat and vegetable pie, usually of a semicircular or distinctive shape. A (savory) hand pie.
  • adjective Like paste, sticky.
  • adjective pale, lacking colour, having a pallor
  • noun A small item of clothing that conceals little more than the nipple of a woman's breast, primarily worn by female exotic dancers.
  • noun offensive, slang A white person

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (usually used in the plural) one of a pair of adhesive patches worn to cover the nipples of exotic dancers and striptease performers
  • noun small meat pie or turnover
  • adjective having the sticky properties of an adhesive
  • adjective resembling paste in color; pallid

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Anglo-Norman paste and Old French pasté.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From paste +‎ -y.

Examples

  • What is certain is that the word "pasty" has been most readily associated with Cornwall since at least the 19th century, when tin-miners carried them underground.

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  • Viewers are jokingly referred to as pasty shut-ins, lampooning assumptions about the audience for online video.

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  • She glanced down upon a freckled face of the complexion described as pasty, a pair of greyish-blue eyes, and

    Apples, Ripe and Rosy, Sir

  • There is some explanation for the belief that Schubert did not dare to love or declare his love, and some reason to believe that his reticence was wise and may have saved him worse pangs, in the fact that he was only one inch more than five feet high, and yet fat and awkward; stoop-shouldered, wild-haired, small-nosed, big-spectacled, thick-lipped, and of a complexion which has been called pasty to the point of tallowness.

    The Love Affairs of Great Musicians, Volume 2

  • There is some explanation for the belief that Schubert did not dare to love or declare his love, and some reason to believe that his reticence was wise and may have saved him worse pangs, in the fact that he was only one inch more than five feet high, and yet fat and awkward; stoop-shouldered, wild-haired, small-nosed, big-spectacled, thick-lipped, and of a complexion which has been called pasty to the point of tallowness.

    The Love Affairs of Great Musicians

  • "It's called a pasty," says Brian Harsch, owner of Jean Kay's Pasties in Marquette,

    NPR Topics: News

  • The pasty is a meat pie with potatoes and other root vegetables, sealed and baked in a light pastry crust.

    News & Features from Minnesota Public Radio

  • The pasty is a meat pie with potatoes and other root vegetables, sealed and baked in a light pastry crust.

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  • In what can only be described as a pasty smorgasbord of angst, bloodlust, and infinite consumer tie-ins, the

    Torontoist

  • The pasty is a meat pie with potatoes and other root vegetables, sealed and baked in a light pastry crust.

    News & Features from Minnesota Public Radio

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