Apple pie
Apple pie Ap"ple pie` A pie made of apples (usually sliced or stewed) with spice and sugar. [1913 Webster]

{Apple-pie bed}, a bed in which, as a joke, the sheets are so doubled (like the cover of an apple turnover) as to prevent any one from getting at his length between them. --Halliwell --Conybeare.

{Apple-pie order}, perfect order or arrangement. [Colloq.] --Halliwell. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • apple pie — apple pies 1) N COUNT An apple pie is a kind of pie made with apples. 2) PHRASE: v link PHR If a room or a desk is in apple pie order, it is neat and tidy, and everything is where it should be. They found everything in apple pie order. 3) PHRASE …   English dictionary

  • apple pie — attested from 1580s, from APPLE (Cf. apple) + PIE (Cf. pie); noted by 1893 as a typical American dish. Apple pie bed as a name for a childish prank is recorded from 1781; supposedly from the way of making apple turnovers, but some think it a folk …   Etymology dictionary

  • apple pie — noun count or uncount a sweet food made from apples baked in PASTRY as American as apple pie something as American as apple pie has its origins in the U.S. or has qualities that are thought to be typical of the U.S. or of American people …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • apple-pie — [ap′əl pī΄] adj. Informal of or characteristic of certain values, as wholesomeness or decency, esp. when regarded as being particularly American …   English World dictionary

  • Apple pie — This article is about the food. For other uses, see Apple pie (disambiguation). Apple pie with lattice upper crust …   Wikipedia

  • apple pie — n [U, C] a sweet dish popular in America and Britain. It is made with apples, sugar and spices cooked in pastry. The phrase in apple pie order means ‘in excellent or perfect order’. People say that something is as American as apple pie because it …   Universalium

  • apple-pie — I. ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ adjective : perfect, excellent, first rate used especially in the phrase apple pie order II. adjective Etymology: from the tradition that apple pie is a quintessentially American dish …   Useful english dictionary

  • apple pie — UK / US noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms apple pie : singular apple pie plural apple pies a sweet food made from apples baked in pastry …   English dictionary

  • apple-pie — adjective Date: 1780 1. excellent, perfect < apple pie order > 2. of, relating to, or characterized by traditionally American values (as honesty or simplicity) < is the epitome of apple pie wholesomeness > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • apple-pie — /ap euhl puy /, adj. pertaining to or embodying traditional American values: apple pie virtues; an apple pie issue that no politician could vote against. * * * …   Universalium

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