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[pot-pahy, -pahy] /ˈpɒtˌpaɪ, -ˈpaɪ/
a deep-dish pie containing meat, chicken, or the like, often combined with vegetables and topped with a pastry crust.
a stew, as of chicken or veal, with dumplings, biscuits, or the like.
Origin of potpie
An Americanism dating back to 1785-95; pot1 + pie1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • If I could shoot some squirrels or rabbits wed have a potpie and we wouldnt be hungry.

  • Shall they be fricasseed, broiled, fried, or made into a potpie?

    Frank Merriwell at Yale Burt L. Standish
  • Serve this potpie with a salad of dandelion leaves, dressed with olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.

    Home Pork Making A. W. Fulton
  • "Come over Sundays, an' we'll have potpie and soda biscuits fer ye," she said, with a feminine reliance on the power of food.

    The Eagle's Heart Hamlin Garland
  • This certainty bored us, and sometimes I used to think if I couldn't find something in the potpie besides veal, I'd scream.

  • There's a potpie made of the cold meat, and it will all be cold together, for I took it up ever so long ago.

    A Little Girl in Old Boston Amanda Millie Douglas
British Dictionary definitions for potpie


a meat and vegetable stew with a pie crust on top
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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