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custard-pie

[kuhs-terd-pahy] /ˈkʌs tərdˈpaɪ/
adjective
1.
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.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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British Dictionary definitions for custard pie

custard pie

noun
1.
  1. a flat, open pie filled with real or artificial custard, as thrown in slapstick comedy
  2. (as modifier): custard-pie humour
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