Definition of Pasty

1. Noun. Small meat pie or turnover.

Specialized synonyms: Cornish Pasty, Pork Pie
Generic synonyms: Meat Pie

2. Adjective. Resembling paste in color; pallid. "A complexion that had been pastelike was now chalky white"
Exact synonyms: Pastelike
Similar to: Colorless, Colourless
Derivative terms: Paste

3. Noun. (usually used in the plural) one of a pair of adhesive patches worn to cover the nipples of exotic dancers and striptease performers.
Generic synonyms: Patch

4. Adjective. Having the sticky properties of an adhesive.

Definition of Pasty

1. a. Like paste, as in color, softness, stickness.

2. n. 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.

Definition of Pasty

1. Adjective. Like paste, sticky. ¹

2. Adjective. pale, lacking colour, having a pallor ¹

3. Noun. (chiefly in the plural) A small item of clothing that conceals little more than the nipple of a woman's breast, primarily worn by female exotic dancers. ¹

4. Noun. (offensive slang) A white person ¹

5. Noun. A type of seasoned meat and vegetable pie, usually of a semicircular or distinctive shape. A (savory) hand pie. ¹

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Definition of Pasty

1. pale and unhealthy in appearance [adj PASTIER, PASTIEST] / a meat pie [n PASTIES]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pasty

pasture brake
pasturized milk
pasty (current term)
pat1 protein kinase
pat down
pat in the middle
pat on the back
pat slide

Literary usage of Pasty

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A New System of Domestic Cookery: Formed Upon Principles of Economy and by Maria Eliza Ketelby Rundell (1824)
"Keep the remainder of the gravy till the pasty comes from the oven ; put it into the middle ... To make a pasty of Beef or Mutton to eat as well at Venison. ..."

2. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1891)
"... the iron in the ore was found in a pasty condition at the bottom of the hearth, in a bath of liquid " cinder " formed from the impurities of the ore and ..."

3. Diary and Correspondence of Samuel Pepys, F.R.S.: Secretary to the Admiralty by Samuel Pepys, Richard Griffin Braybrooke (1848)
"To Mr. Rawlinson's, where my uncle Wight and my aunt, and some neighbour couples, were at a very good venison pasty. Hither come, after we were set down, ..."

4. Dictionary of Obsolete and Provincial English: Containing Words from the by Thomas Wright (1857)
"pasty, adj. Pale-looking. (2) adj. Pert ; lively. Yorksh. ... or you put out the miller's eyes ; this paste is good only for ^ally-pan and pasty. ..."

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