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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.]
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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]
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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]
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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
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pasty

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

adjective
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

pasty

[ˈpæsti]
npetit pâté (en croûte)
[ˈpeɪsti] adj (= pale) [person] → au teint terreux; [complexion] → terreux/euse
to look pasty → avoir le teint terreux
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

pasty

1
adj
consistencyzähflüssig
colourblässlich; lookblass, kränklich

pasty

2
n (esp Brit) → Pastete f
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pasty

2 [ˈpeɪstɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (complexion) → smorto/a
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