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past·y 1

 (pā′stē)
adj. past·i·er, past·i·est
1. Resembling paste in consistency.
2. Having a pale lifeless appearance; pallid: an unhealthy, pasty complexion.

past′i·ness n.

pas·ty 2

 (păs′tē)
n. pl. pas·ties Chiefly Michigan & Wisconsin
A pie or turnover, especially one with a savory filling including seasoned meat, fish, or vegetables.

[Middle English pastey, from Old French paste, from Vulgar Latin *pastātum, from Late Latin pasta, paste; see paste1.]

pasty

(ˈpeɪstɪ)
adj, pastier or pastiest
1. of or like the colour, texture, etc, of paste
2. (esp of the complexion) pale or unhealthy-looking
n, pl pasties
(Clothing & Fashion) either one of a pair of small round coverings for the nipples used by striptease dancers
ˈpastily adv
ˈpastiness n

pasty

(ˈpæstɪ)
n, pl pasties
(Cookery) a round of pastry folded over a filling of meat, vegetables, etc: Cornish pasty.
[C13: from Old French pastée, from Late Latin pasta dough]

past•y1

(ˈpeɪ sti)

adj. past•i•er, past•i•est, adj.
1. of or like paste, as in texture or color: a pasty complexion.
n.
2. pasties, a pair of small, cuplike coverings for a woman's nipples, used by dancers, nude models, etc.
[1650–60]
past′i•ness, n.

pas•ty2

(ˈpæs ti)

n., pl. -ties. Chiefly Brit.
a small pie filled with meat.
[1250–1300; Middle English pastee < Middle French. See pâté]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pasty - small meat pie or turnoverpasty - small meat pie or turnover    
Cornish pasty - meat pie with filling of meat and vegetables
meat pie - pie made with meat or fowl enclosed in pastry or covered with pastry or biscuit dough
pork pie - small pie filled with minced seasoned pork
2.pasty - (usually used in the plural) one of a pair of adhesive patches worn to cover the nipples of exotic dancers and striptease performers
patch - a piece of cloth used as decoration or to mend or cover a hole
Adj.1.pasty - resembling paste in color; pallid; "he looked pasty and red-eyed"; "a complexion that had been pastelike was now chalky white"
colorless, colourless - weak in color; not colorful
2.pasty - having the sticky properties of an adhesive
adhesive - tending to adhere

pasty

adjective pale, unhealthy, wan, sickly, pallid, anaemic, sallow, like death warmed up (informal), wheyfaced My complexion remained pale and pasty.

pasty

adjective
Translations
pastös

pasty

1 [ˈpæstɪ] N (Brit) (= pie) → pastel m (de carne), empanada f

pasty

2 [ˈpeɪstɪ] ADJ (pastier (compar) (pastiest (superl))) [substance] → pastoso; [complexion] → pálido
to look pastyestar pálido

pasty

[ˈpæsti]
npetit pâté (en croûte)
[ˈpeɪsti] adj (= pale) [person] → au teint terreux; [complexion] → terreux/euse
to look pasty → avoir le teint terreux

pasty

1
adj
consistencyzähflüssig
colourblässlich; lookblass, kränklich

pasty

2
n (esp Brit) → Pastete f

pasty

2 [ˈpeɪstɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (complexion) → smorto/a
References in classic literature ?
Why, my little coz," said he, "I have come across to tell you that I live above the barber's in the Rue de la Tour, and that there is a venison pasty in the oven and two flasks of the right vintage on the table.
And he kicked open the buttery door without ceremony and brought to light a venison pasty and cold roast pheasant--goodly sights to a hungry man.
He saw a great venison pasty and two roasted capons, beside which was a platter of plover's eggs; moreover, there was a flask of sack and one of canary--a sweet sight to a hungry man.
The interior looked like a white pasty, a sort of soft crumb, the flavour of which was like that of an artichoke.
Noiselessly they moved through the halls and corridors of the castle until a maid, bearing a great pasty from the kitchen, turned a sudden corner and bumped full into the Outlaw of Torn.
He noticed the white, pasty faces, the kind that never see the sun, and knew that the men who barred his way were the nightprowlers and preying beasts of the city jungle.
There's a matter of cold venison pasty somewhere or another here, if that'll do.
I draw my stakes," said Sancho, "and will retreat with this pasty to the brook there, where I mean to victual myself for three days; for I have heard my lord, Don Quixote, say that a knight-errant's squire should eat until he can hold no more, whenever he has the chance, because it often happens them to get by accident into a wood so thick that they cannot find a way out of it for six days; and if the man is not well filled or his alforjas well stored, there he may stay, as very often he does, turned into a dried mummy.
You must admit that this young fellow was not born to eat all the good things he does eat; for instance, such things as we have on the table now; this pasty that has not been touched, these crawfish from the River Marne, of which we have hardly taken any, and which are almost as large as lobsters; all these things will at once be taken to second Bertaudiere, with a bottle of that Volnay which you think so excellent.
The ape-man's face went white as he looked upon the pasty, vice-marked countenance of the Swede.
My eyes had torn themselves from the round black muzzles, from the accursed diamonds that had been our snare, the pasty pig-face of the over-fed pugilist, and the flaming cheeks and hook nose of Rosenthall himself.
Thus Cedric, who dried his hands with a towel, instead of suffering the moisture to exhale by waving them gracefully in the air, incurred more ridicule than his companion Athelstane, when he swallowed to his own single share the whole of a large pasty composed of the most exquisite foreign delicacies, and termed at that time a Karum-Pie.