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apple-pie

[ap-uh l-pahy]
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  1. pertaining to or embodying traditional American values: apple-pie virtues; an apple-pie issue that no politician could vote against.
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Related Words for apple pie

precise, unblemished, exquisite, immaculate, accurate, aces, clean, correct, exact, faultless, infallible, innocent, irreproachable, nice, perfect, pure, right, sinless, stainless, unerring

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."

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