What is the difference between pastry and pasty?

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As nouns the difference between pastry and pasty

is that pastry is a baked food group which contains items made from flour and fat pastes such as pie crust; also tarts, bear claws, napoleons, puff pastries, etc while pasty is a small item of clothing that conceals little more than the nipple of a woman's breast, primarily worn by female exotic dancers or pasty can be a type of seasoned meat and vegetable pie, usually of a semicircular or distinctive shape a (savory) hand pie.

As a adjective pasty is

like paste, sticky.

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pastry

English

(wikipedia pastry)

Noun

(pastries)
  • A baked food group which contains items made from flour and fat pastes such as pie crust; also tarts, bear claws, napoleons, puff pastries, etc.
  • (label) The type of light flour-based dough used in pastries.
  • (label) The place where pastry is made.
  • * 1591 , , IV. iv. 2:
  • They call for dates and quinces in the pastry .

    Derived terms

    * pastry flour

    Anagrams

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    pasty

    English

    Etymology 1

    From .

    Adjective

    (er)
  • Like paste, sticky.
  • These mashed potatoes aren’t cooked well, they are very pasty .
  • pale, lacking colour, having a pallor
  • He is pasty -faced.
    (figuratively) He was feeling pasty .
    Are you feeling OK? You look a bit pasty .
  • (slang, offensive, derogatory, ethnic slur) white-skinned
  • Synonyms
    * (pale) pale, pallid

    Noun

    (pasties)
  • A small item of clothing that conceals little more than the nipple of a woman's breast, primarily worn by female exotic dancers.
  • * {{quote-book
  • , year=1989 , publisher=Pushcart Press , author=Joe David Bellamy , title=Suzi Sinzinnati: A Novel citation , pageurl= , isbn=9780916366568 , page=29 , passage=Nonchalantly she bared one succulent pasty -topped breast.}}
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  • , year=2001 , publisher=Kensington Publishing Corporation , author=Irene Pence , title=Buried Memories citation , pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?ei=nGxQTJPvCOb8sQbdkKivAQ&ct=result&id=Hb_yAAAAMAAJ&dq=%22pasty%22+stripper+bosom, breast, nipple, exotic+-cornish&q=%22pasty%22
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  • , isbn=0786012633 , page=52 , passage=One of the experienced dancers dabbed a bit of rubber cement inside a silver-sequinned pasty and told Betty to place it over her nipple}}
  • * {{quote-newsgroup
  • , year=2004 , date=February 02 , author=Jake Drake , title=Janet Jackson and American Slut Culture , newsgroup=rec.music.opera citation , passage=There really is no other purpose for wearing a pasty than to avoid being arrested for indecency. }}
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  • , year=2009 , year_published= , publisher=Jeffry S. Hepple , author=Jeffry S. Hepple , title=The Treasure of La Malinche , chapter=Mancha, Mexico , volume=2 citation , pageurl=http://books.google.com/books?id=FLK2cwcv_JMC&pg=PA164&dq=pasty+stripper+bosom, breast, nipple, exotic+-cornish&ei=kGtQTP_LO4KezASv4ImgDQ&cd=4
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  • , isbn=9780984118229 , page=164 , passage="What's a pasty'?" ¶ "That's what strippers and showgirls used to wear to cover their nipples in teh old, tamer days of yore. They were round paper disks with spangles on one side and paste on the other; hence the term ' pasty ."}}

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) paste and (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    * pastie

    Noun

    (pasties)
  • A type of seasoned meat and vegetable pie, usually of a semicircular or distinctive shape. A (savory) hand pie.
  • Usage notes
    The spelling pasty'' is considered correct in the United Kingdom but in Australia the spelling ''pastie is the more common.
    Derived terms
    * Cornish pasty * nasty pasty * party pasty
    See also
    * meat pie * sausage roll * BBC: Who, What, Why: What exactly is a Cornish pasty?