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taste + -y
The Philippine sense is due to a genericized trademark from Taystee Bread Company, a defunct American company.
tasty (comparative tastier, superlative tastiest)
- Having a pleasant or satisfying flavor; delicious.
- You could make this tasty meal for breakfast.
- (obsolete) Having or showing good taste; tasteful.
- These items will make an attractive and tasty display.
- (slang) Appealing; when applied to persons, sexually appealing.
- (UK, informal) Skillful; highly competent.
- (UK, informal) Potentially violent.
- 2011, Robinson, James, The Larry Diaries: Downing Street - The First 100 Days, →ISBN:
- I watched it all unfold live on Sky News. Ed Miliband was there, but so were the usual bunch of troublemakers and I, for one, was expecting it to kick off.¶ Sure enough, it all got a bit tasty in the afternoon at about the time I should have been polishing off my tinned tuna. Only there was no one about to dish out my grub.¶ They were all glued to the telly watching a gang of blokes wearing balaclavas smash the windows of a Porsche showroom in Park Lane.
- 2012, Summers, Craig, Bodyguard: My Life on the Front Line, →ISBN:
- No, I wouldn't take a bullet for him, or any of them,I wasn't paid enough to go that far, but I would break up a scrap if it all got a bit tasty and, yeah, it was a great at the bar that night getting the drinks in.
- These empires of rusting metal have long been portrayed in film, fiction and TV as a haunt of the wide boy, the tasty geezer, and many other variants of ne'er-do-well
- (pleasant flavor): See Thesaurus:delicious
having a pleasant or satisfying flavor — see delicious
having or showing good taste
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tasty (plural tasties)
- (informal) Something tasty; a delicious article of food.
- 2011, Nick Ardley, The Jottings of a Thames Estuary Ditch-Crawler:
- The mate had procured other tasties too, olives and such, for later in the evening.
- 2017, Susan M. Hall, My Vanishing African Dreams:
- Sean then made up the most delicious pâté to have with biscuits and various other tasties.
- (Philippines, dated) a loaf of bread
- Visitacion R. De La Torre (2002) Cultural Icons of the Philippines, Tower Book House, page 250
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