Origin of pastyMiddle English pastee ; from Old French pastée ; from paste, paste
- Resembling paste in consistency.
- Having a pale lifeless appearance; pallid: an unhealthy, pasty complexion.
nounpl. pas·ties Chiefly British
Origin of pastyMiddle English pastey, from Old French paste, from Vulgar Latin *pastatum, from Late Latin pasta, paste; see paste1.
(comparative pastier, superlative pastiest)
From paste +"Ž -y.
- A type of seasoned meat and vegetable pie, usually of a semicircular or distinctive shape. A (savory) hand pie.
The spelling pasty is considered correct in the United Kingdom but in Australia the spelling pastie is the more common.