custard pie


characteristic of a type of slapstick comedy in which a performer throws a pie in another's face: popular especially in the era of vaudeville and early silent films.

1930–35 Unabridged
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custard pie
a.  a flat, open pie filled with real or artificial custard, as thrown in slapstick comedy
 b.  (as modifier): custard-pie humour

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