[pot-pahy, -pahy]


a deep-dish pie containing meat, chicken, or the like, often combined with vegetables and topped with a pastry crust.
a stew, as of chicken or veal, with dumplings, biscuits, or the like.

Origin of potpie

An Americanism dating back to 1785–95; pot1 + pie1
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British Dictionary definitions for pot-pie



a meat and vegetable stew with a pie crust on top
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Word Origin and History for pot-pie

also potpie, 1823, American English, from pot (n.1) + pie (n.).

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