apple-pie

[ ap-uhl-pahy ]
See synonyms for apple-pie on Thesaurus.com
adjective
  1. pertaining to or embodying values perceived as traditionally American, or, more broadly, as unassailable: apple-pie virtues of individualism and hard work;an apple-pie issue that no politician could vote against.

Origin of apple-pie

1
First recorded in 1960–70

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use apple-pie in a sentence

  • Tessa was shallow and she sighed and asked her if she would take apple pie.

    Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline | Jennie M. Drinkwater
  • “Come along quickly, or you will have an apple-pie bed made,” he said, in a low voice.

    Digby Heathcote | W.H.G. Kingston
  • I cannot find it among his papers—which, for the rest, are in apple-pie order.

    The Adventures of Harry Revel | Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  • It was a neat building, with everything in apple-pie order, and no danger of anything; rusting there for want of oil.

    Cape Cod | Henry D. Thoreau
  • It was a neat building, with everything in apple-pie order, and no danger of anything rusting there for want of oil.