[ap-uh l-pahy]


pertaining to or embodying traditional American values: apple-pie virtues; an apple-pie issue that no politician could vote against. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for apple-pie

Contemporary Examples of apple-pie

  • Cancer governs the fourth House of patriotism, and American actors of the sign project an apple-pie image.

    The Daily Beast logo
    Horoscopes July 3-9, 2011

    Starsky + Cox

    July 2, 2011

Historical Examples of apple-pie

  • Can he keep things in apple-pie order, and do half a dozen at once?

    Farm Ballads

    Will Carleton

  • He surveyed the apple-pie order of the interior with vast satisfaction.

    Slaves of Mercury

    Nat Schachner

  • And he was devoted to his books, which were in apple-pie order.

    Heart of Darkness

    Joseph Conrad

  • 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

  • Mr. Slee says everything will be in apple-pie order to-morrow.

    They and I

    Jerome K. Jerome