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Definition of "pasty" [pas•ty]

  • Resembling paste in consistency. (adjective)
  • Having a pale lifeless appearance; pallid: an unhealthy, pasty complexion. (adjective)
  • Chiefly British A pie or turnover, especially one filled with seasoned meat or fish. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "pasty" in a sentence
  • "What is certain is that the word "pasty" has been most readily associated with Cornwall since at least the 19th century, when tin-miners carried them underground."
  • "Viewers are jokingly referred to as pasty shut-ins, lampooning assumptions about the audience for online video."
  • "She glanced down upon a freckled face of the complexion described as pasty, a pair of greyish-blue eyes, and"