pasty
I. noun (plural pasties) Etymology: Middle English pastee, from Anglo-French pasté, from paste dough, paste Date: 13th century 1. a meat pie 2. turnover 5 II. adjective (pastier; -est) Date: 1659 resembling paste; especially pallid and unhealthy in appearance • pastiness noun

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  • Pasty — Pas ty, n.; pl. {Pasties}. [OF. past[ e], F. p[^a]t[ e]. See {Paste}, and cf. {Patty}.] 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. If ye pinch me like a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pasty — Pas ty, a. Like paste, as in color, softness, stickness. A pasty complexion. G. Eliot. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pasty — [adj1] sticky adhesive, doughy, gelatinous, gluelike, gluey, glutinous, gooey, mucilaginous, starchy; concept 606 Ant. smooth, unsticky pasty [adj2] pale anemic, ashen, bloodless, dull, pallid, sallow, sickly, unhealthy, wan, waxen; concept 618… …   New thesaurus

  • pasty — Ⅰ. pasty [1] (also pastie) ► NOUN (pl. pasties) chiefly Brit. ▪ a folded pastry case filled with seasoned meat and vegetables. ORIGIN Old French pastee, from Latin pasta paste . Ⅱ. pasty [2] …   English terms dictionary

  • pasty — pasty1 [pās′tē] adj. pastier, pastiest of or like paste in color or texture pasty2 [pas′tē] n. pl. pasties [ME pastee < OFr pastée < paste,PASTE] Brit. a pie, esp. a meat pie …   English World dictionary

  • Pasty — For other uses, see Pasty (disambiguation). Pasty A pasty …   Wikipedia

  • pasty — pasties (The adjective is pronounced [[t]pe͟ɪsti[/t]]. The noun is pronounced [[t]pæ̱sti[/t]].) 1) ADJ GRADED If you are pasty or if you have a pasty face, you look pale and unhealthy. My complexion remained pale and pasty... Ron Freeman appeared …   English dictionary

  • pasty — I UK [ˈpeɪstɪ] / US adjective Word forms pasty : adjective pasty comparative pastier superlative pastiest a pasty face or pasty skin looks pale and not very healthy Derived word: pastiness noun uncountable II UK [ˈpæstɪ] / US noun [countable]… …   English dictionary

  • pasty — past|y1 [ˈpeısti] adj [Date: 1600 1700; Origin: paste] a pasty face looks very pale and unhealthy pasty 2 past|y2 [ˈpæsti] n plural pasties BrE [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: pastee, from Late Latin pasta; PASTE1 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pasty — pas|ty1 [ peısti ] adjective a pasty face or pasty skin looks pale and not very healthy ╾ past|i|ness noun uncount pasty pas|ty 2 [ pæsti ] noun count BRITISH a food made with PASTRY and meat, cheese, or vegetables …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pasty — 1. adjective /ˈpeɪsti/ a) Like paste, sticky. These mashed potatoes aren’t cooked well, they are very pasty. b) pale, lacking colour He is pasty faced. 2. noun …   Wiktionary

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