Definition of tasty in English:



  • 1(of food) having a pleasant, distinct flavour.

    ‘a tasty snack’
    • ‘There's no way to tell the difference until you bite into it and get a hot mouthful of tasty cheese, onions and steak.’
    • ‘You had a wide variety of tasty food items from different countries.’
    • ‘They were also taught the importance of nutritious and tasty food.’
    • ‘The company scooped the top prize in the Best Yorkshire Speciality Food section for its tasty pies.’
    • ‘Fans of strong flavours will love this tasty dessert, which I found it to be quite cakey and gooey.’
    • ‘I had a lovely evening with some tasty food, delicious wine and entertaining company.’
    • ‘The restaurant claims to provide flavourful and tasty dishes, however things seemed opposite on the day of our visit.’
    • ‘On site was a huge amount of tantalising and succulent primed meat and the barbecued food was also tasty.’
    • ‘The servings are generous and the food is tasty, although it could be more savoury.’
    • ‘Chefs and nutrition experts say Scots are wasting a prime source of healthy and tasty food on their doorstep by failing to support growers of soft fruit.’
    • ‘The food is tasty and sumptuous, as we also found on the day we visited (it was an unannounced visit).’
    • ‘Basically, it serves reasonably priced fusion food, along with tasty burgers.’
    • ‘For example, you can make a simple but tasty sauce from overripe cherry tomatoes, onions and garlic.’
    • ‘The fungus, which can be presented on tasty foods like grain, kills the pest when digested.’
    • ‘Everybody loves it, the meat is moist and infused with flavor, and the sauce is deliciously tasty over the rice and cabbage.’
    • ‘A big thank you also to Richard and Louise for the tasty food served each week.’
    • ‘Although the chicken was a bit dry, it was saved by the smoky chipotle flavour and the tasty vegetables.’
    • ‘In addition to the entertaining theatrics, the food is tasty as well.’
    • ‘One place in particular bucks the trend, offering an abundant choice of fresh, cheap, tasty food.’
    • ‘The fish and meat flavours burst through the tasty sauce, and a dish of basmati rice proved to be a great partner.’
    delicious, palatable, luscious, mouth-watering, delectable, toothsome, succulent, juicy, dainty
    appetizing, inviting, tempting
    piquant, pungent, spicy, flavoursome, flavourful, full-flavoured
    scrumptious, yummy, scrummy, finger-licking, delish, yum-yum, moreish
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  • 2British informal Very attractive or appealing.

    ‘some tasty piano licks’
    ‘a tasty young lady’
    ‘a tasty deal at the building society’
    ‘a tasty profit margin of 42%’
    • ‘But even this tasty deal is not enough to ensure that he hits his target of 200 academies by 2010.’
    • ‘Screen shots that have made it onto the web look pretty tasty.’
    • ‘Instead of winning someone else's wife he got a tasty soft-top roadster.’
    • ‘Guitarist Steve Conte fills the song with tasty licks reminiscent of John Leventhal.’
    • ‘However dismissive the supporters are of a move to Murrayfield, it would be a tasty venue for Champions League football next season.’
    1. 2.1Involving or good at fighting.
      ‘no one messes with me—I'm a little bit tasty, know what I mean?’
      • ‘In this country, the bloke′ll only start if he′s tasty enough, and even then, he won′t do you in because he knows if he does and he does you bad, he′ll go to prison.’
      • ‘Scrums against the French were especially tasty.’
      • ‘This is getting quite tasty early on - and it's not just the Sweden players fighting one another.’
      • ‘I found myself driving to South Wales with Big Don, a 6′9″ photographer who was considered tasty enough to handle any aggravation that might break out.’
      • ‘Could she handle a gun if things got a little bit tasty?’
      • ‘The moped driver did look a bit tasty after all, and with no command of English at all, I assumed he must be the muscle of the operation, and I wasn't too keen to find out first hand whether he enjoyed his work or not.’
      • ‘If they come in close and start getting a bit tasty, then they find I can hand it out too.’
      • ‘Well, things certainly are getting a bit tasty out there, Chris.’
      • ‘Alf's a tasty geezer in a bundle on account of being so fast and together and built like a rhino, but bright he ain't.’
      • ‘A few of the other ravers were now looking on, expecting something tasty to happen.’
      • ‘Celtic played Man United in a friendly game recently. Things did get a little tasty.’
      • ‘Hobson, fed up with Swaby's taunts since their tasty duel two years ago, jumped round the ring in joy.’