Cornish pasties

Definition

Slang

  • plural noun a style of men’s shoe considered deeply unfashionable or indicative of a certain social subgroup in the 1970s and 1980s (specified by judy Rumbold, fashion editor of the Guardian, as ‘maths teachers countrywide’). The pastie was so-called because of the supposed resemblance of the moulded-soled, heavily stitched shoe to the meat and vegetable savoury.
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