Meaning of “pasty” in the English Dictionary

"pasty" in British English

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pastynoun [ C ]

uk /ˈpæs.ti/ us /ˈpæs.ti/

a piece of food made of pastry filled with meat, vegetables, or cheese:

a cheese-and-onion pasty


uk /ˈpeɪ.sti/ us /ˈpeɪ.sti/ disapproving

(of someone's face or skin) very pale and unhealthy looking:

He's an unattractive man with long greasy hair and pasty skin.

(Definition of “pasty” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"pasty" in American English

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us /ˈpeɪ·sti/

(of someone’s skin) pale and unhealthy looking:

a pasty face

(Definition of “pasty” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)