apple pie

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apple pie


apple pie (countable and uncountable, plural apple pies)

  1. A pie or tart made with a filling of cooked apples.
  2. (figuratively) Anything positive that is quintessentially American.
    • 2021 February 9, Christina Newland, “Is Tom Hanks part of a dying breed of genuine movie stars?”, in BBC[1]:
      Hanks has often been called our generation's answer to James Stewart, and the similarities are certainly there. With his shared "gee shucks" sweetness and apple pie Americanness, Stewart also appeared in many war films and family dramas.

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apple pie (third-person singular simple present apple pies, present participle apple pieing, simple past and past participle apple pied)

  1. (transitive) Of a bed, to make an apple-pie bed.