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apple pandowdy

[ ap-uhl pan-dou-dee ]
/ ˈæp əl pænˈdaʊ di /
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noun Chiefly New England.

a deep-dish apple pie or cobbler, usually sweetened with molasses.

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Also called ap·ple dow·dy, [ap-uhl dou-dee] /ˈæp əl ˈdaʊ di/ Chiefly Eastern Massachusetts, ap·ple grunt [ap-uhl gruhnt] /ˈæp əl ˈgrʌnt/ .

Origin of apple pandowdy

An Americanism dating back to 1820–30
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