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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 ?
The carcass of a deer, shot within twenty miles, had supplied material for the vast circumference of a pasty.
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.
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.
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.
The interior looked like a white pasty, a sort of soft crumb, the flavour of which was like that of an artichoke.
When a man is not adequately appreciated or comfortably placed in his own country, his thoughts naturally turn towards foreign climes; and David's imagination circled round and round the utmost limits of his geographical knowledge, in search of a country where a young gentleman of pasty visage, lipless mouth, and stumpy hair, would be likely to be received with the hospitable enthusiasm which he had a right to expect.
my lord, do not believe I am so stingy as that; I delight the heart of some poor little tradesman or clerk by sending him a wing of a red partridge, a slice of venison, or a slice of a truffled pasty, dishes which he never tasted except in his dreams; these are the leavings of the twenty-four franc prisoners; and as he eats and drinks, at dessert he cries `Long live the King,' and blesses the Bastile; with a couple of bottles of champagne, which cost me five sous, I made him tipsy every Sunday.
His pasty yellow complexion did not show well on a person of his years, and his look was a mixture of irresolution, bravado, and very cheap smartness.
I can see him now, with yellow, pasty face, drooping lids, and pin-point pupils, all huddled in a chair, the wreck and ruin of a noble man.
The pale clerk gave such a sickly smile, I could have smacked some blood into his pasty face.
Fifteen there were in all, making themselves merry with feasting and drinking as they sat around a huge pasty, to which each man helped himself, thrusting his hands into the pie, and washing down that which they ate with great horns of ale which they drew all foaming from a barrel that stood nigh.
That apple-peel is to be eaten by the pigs, Ben; if you eat it, I must give them your piece of pasty.