Noun. (Pah-Stee-Kah) Italian word for a small piece of candy or gum. Sometimes given as a name to a child who will never be allowed to live in Italy because she will be made fun of for the rest of her life. If living in the US she is doomed to have a name that no one seems able to pronounce. The child, however, is very intelligent, honest, and hard to kill.
Formal name of the diminutive: "Pasty"