1. (n) (sing: Pastie) "Pay-stees" Pasties are adhesive coverings applied to conceal the nipples, often at a strip club. They vary in size and are usually not much larger than the performer's areola.
Pasties are currently worn by most neo-burlesque performers. Burlesque pasties may feature tassels which hang from their centers, which the performers often twirl while performing.
Some women wear pasties to conceal their nipples and keep them from poking out from under a shirt, instead of wearing a bra.
2. (n) (sing: Pasty) "Paa-stees" A pasty (Cornish: Pasti, Hoggan, incorrectly written as pastie) is a type of pie, originally from Cornwall, United Kingdom. It is a baked savoury pastry case traditionally filled with diced meat, sliced potato and onion.
Cornish miner migrants helped to spread pasties into the rest of the world in the 19th century. As tin mining in Cornwall began to fail, miners brought their expertise and traditions to new mining regions, such as the Upper Penninsela of Michigan, where a small influx of Finnish immigrants followed the Cornish miners in 1864. These Finns (and many other ethnic groups) adopted the pasty for use in the Copper Country copper mines. About 30 years later, a much larger flood of Finnish immigrants found their countrymen baking pasties, and assumed that it was a Finnish invention. As a result, the pasty has become strongly associated with Finnish culture in this area.
3. (n) (Sing: Pastie) "Pah-stees" A pastie is a large, round patéd pie common to Northern Ireland. When accompanied with chips it is called a Pastie Supper.
Recipes vary, but the most common ingredients are minced meat, onion, potato and seasoning formed into a 'round' (just like a burger) which is generally then covered in a batter mix and deep fried. It is often served in a bread roll, locally known as a Pastie Bap.
"A stipper wearing pasties dropped a pastie in my pasty."
"Irish or Cornish?"
"It was a cornish pasty, not an Irish pastie. Oh, and the pastie was rubber."