[ kuhs-terd-pahy ]
/ ˈkʌs tərdˈpaɪ /
characteristic of a type of slapstick comedy in which a performer throws a pie in another's face: popular especially in the era of vaudeville and early silent films.
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Origin of custard-pie
First recorded in 1930–35
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British Dictionary definitions for custard pie
- a flat, open pie filled with real or artificial custard, as thrown in slapstick comedy
- (as modifier)custard-pie humour
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