Try Our Apps


What is the origin of "December"?


[ap-uh l-pahy] /ˈæp əlˌpaɪ/
pertaining to or embodying traditional American values:
apple-pie virtues; an apple-pie issue that no politician could vote against. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for apple pie
Contemporary Examples
Historical Examples
  • They serve a good piece of apple pie, and we had that with our coffee.

    The Trouble with Telstar John Berryman
  • Not yet; you will want the cream to eat on your apple pie at dinner, and must not disturb it till then.

    Little Men Louisa May Alcott
  • Mix, and bake in two crusts, the same as apple pie (see No. 629).

  • I assured him that we did; but I had not the heart to tell him about the apple pie.

    The Stark Munro Letters J. Stark Munro
  • He had been fond of apple pie all his life, and it certainly seemed like an innocent enough addiction.

Word Origin and History for apple pie

attested from 1580s, from apple + 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 of French nappe pliée "folded sheet."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for apple

Scrabble Words With Friends