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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Having the sticky properties of an adhesive; Resembling glue in color.

Watch out! You may see this word with another pronunciation and its meaning is then different.
Used as an adjective, listen here, it means: Having the sticky properties of an adhesive; Resembling glue in color. Used as a noun, listen here, it means: Small meat pie or turnover.

Usage examples (36)
  • He looked pasty and red-eyed
  • "It's called a pasty," says Brian Harsch, owner of Jean Kay's Pasties in Marquette,
  • The pasty is a meat pie with potatoes and other root vegetables, sealed and baked in a light pastry crust.
  • In what can only be described as a pasty smorgasbord of angst, bloodlust, and infinite consumer tie-ins, the for more
Tutoring comment
  • ''pasty" is a heteronym, which means you may find it with different pronunciations and different meanings.
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