Umble pie
Umble pie \Um"ble pie`\ A pie made of umbles. See {To eat humble pie}, under {Humble}. [1913 Webster]

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  • umble pie — [um′bəl] n. var. of HUMBLE PIE …   English World dictionary

  • umble pie — /ʌmbəl ˈpaɪ/ (say umbuhl puy) noun → humble pie. {original spelling of humble pie. See umbles} …   Australian English dictionary

  • umble pie — |əmbəl noun Etymology: umbles archaic : humble pie 1 * * * /um beuhl/. See humble pie (def. 1). [1655 65] …   Useful english dictionary

  • umble pie — /um beuhl/. See humble pie (def. 1). [1655 65] * * * …   Universalium

  • umble-pie — umˈble pieˈ , ● umbles …   Useful english dictionary

  • Humble pie — To eat humble pie, in common usage, is to apologise and face humiliation for a serious error. Humble pie, or umble pie, is also a term for a variety of pastries, originally based on medieval meat tripe pies. Etymology The expression derives from… …   Wikipedia

  • humble pie — [17] Until the 19th century, humble pie was simply a pie made from the internal organs of a deer or other animal (‘Mrs Turner did bring us an umble pie hot out of her oven’, Samuel Pepys, Diary 8 July 1663). Humble has no etymological connection… …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • humble pie — [17] Until the 19th century, humble pie was simply a pie made from the internal organs of a deer or other animal (‘Mrs Turner did bring us an umble pie hot out of her oven’, Samuel Pepys, Diary 8 July 1663). Humble has no etymological connection… …   Word origins

  • humble pie — 1. humility forced upon someone, often under embarrassing conditions; humiliation. 2. Obs. a pie made of the viscera and other inferior parts of deer or the like. 3. eat humble pie, to be forced to apologize humbly; suffer humiliation: He had to… …   Universalium

  • humble pie — n. [earlier umble pie < umbles, entrails of a deer < ME noumbles: see NUMBLES] Historical a pie made of the inner parts of a deer, served to the servants after a hunt a pie made of the inner parts of a deer, served to the servants after a… …   English World dictionary

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