tasty

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj tasty pleasing to the sense of taste "a tasty morsel"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Tasty Being in conformity to the principles of good taste; elegant; as, tasty furniture; a tasty dress.
    • Tasty Having a good taste; -- applied to persons; as, a tasty woman. See Taste n., 5.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • tasty Having good taste, or nice perception of excellence.
    • tasty In conformity to the principles of good taste; elegant.
    • tasty Palatable; nice; fine.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Tasty having a good taste: possessing nice perception of excellence: in conformity with good taste
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. taster (Fr. tâter), as if from Low L. taxitāre—L. taxāre, to touch repeatedly, to estimate—tangĕre, to touch.

Usage

In literature:

George likes his meals hot and tasty.
"A Girl in Ten Thousand" by L. T. Meade
Crouching round the wall behind the benches are the squaws and the children, to whom are flung many a tasty bit.
"Canada: the Empire of the North" by Agnes C. Laut
A flag is always kind of tasty, don't you think?
"Christmas" by Zona Gale
Solids and sweets are treated of in common-sense proportion, and waste is guarded against with tasty dishes prepared from remnants.
"St. Nicholas Magazine for Boys and Girls, V. 5, April 1878" by Various
All the reminiscences are novel and tasty.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 158, May 12, 1920" by Various
She had Michael's supper ready for him, hot and tasty, the same as ever.
"Candle and Crib" by K. F. Purdon
Salt it only when it is half cooked and do it moderately, because the beef is already tasty by itself.
"The Italian Cook Book" by Maria Gentile
The little spare room looked very sweet and bright with the simple tasty furniture which Quentyns had chosen.
"A Young Mutineer" by Mrs. L. T. Meade
But in spite of the well-cooked, tasty meal, Big Tom was not moved to speak any appreciation.
"The Rich Little Poor Boy" by Eleanor Gates
The food, when it appeared, was tasty and abundant, and his Honour seemed to like it.
"The Valley of the Kings" by Marmaduke Pickthall
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In poetry:

Palate, the hutch of tasty lust,
Desire not to be rinsed with wine:
The can must be so sweet, the crust
So fresh that come in fasts divine!
"The Habit Of Perfection" by Gerard Manley Hopkins
O how magnificent, how tasty, charming -
All such as only you could give--and where
Was this thin silver stuff with sprigs of gold
Woven? What might it cost? Yes, this is worthy
To be a wedding-garment. Not a queen
Could wish a handsomer.
"Nathan The Wise - Act IV" by Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

In news:

This is a great recipe for buttery tasty mashed potatoes that actually come out with a great flavor.
Bankers View CU Loans as Tasty Chum .
Walk in or go thru the drive-thru to get tasty Daiquiris and Jello Shots to-go.
Walk in or go thru the drive-thru to get tasty Daiquiris and Jello Shots.
A Tasty Way to Keep Your Skin Healthy.
Here's a bit of tasty health news.
Pecans are delicious any time of year, but they seem to be especially tasty in the fall.
French ' Delicacy ' is a tasty love story.
3 Tasty, Healthy and Easy Smoothies.
Collecting the neighbors leftovers turns into a tasty desert.
The tasty snacks were served hot with whipped cream and cinnamon sauce.
Long story short, every item here is made on the premises and tasty enough to keep the snowbirds south for the summer.
Today we celebrate this tasty treat with national Eggs Benedict day.
Good, tasty vegetables depend on knowing when it's harvest time .
Want lunch fast and tasty, but healthy.
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In science:

A bug A that was confined to live on the rim of a circle of radius R realized that a tasty bug B it preyed on used to sneak into its territory always with the same constant velocity v along a same straight line located at a distance r from the enter of the circle.
Oscar's Physics Phaire: A Collection of Problems
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