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mince pie

or minced pie

noun
  1. a pie filled with mincemeat.
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Origin of mince pie

First recorded in 1590–1600
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Examples from the Web for mince pie

Historical Examples

  • So of the Christmas mince-pie and many other national dishes.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 86, December, 1864

    Various

  • Tastes may differ even on a mince-pie; but who gainsays a fire?

  • I like mince-pie, baseball and a good rough-neck prize-fight.

    Painted Veils

    James Huneker

  • The earth is round; so is your plum-pudding: the earth has a crust; so has your mince-pie.

  • I attribute the work which I am about to present to you to the mince-pie.

    The Dreamers

    John Kendrick Bangs


British Dictionary definitions for mince pie

mince pie

noun
  1. a small round pastry tart filled with mincemeat
  2. (usually plural) Cockney rhyming slang an eye
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