or pot pie

[ pot-pahy, -pahy ]

  1. a deep-dish pie containing meat, chicken, or the like, often combined with vegetables and topped with a pastry crust.

  2. 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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How to use potpie in a sentence

  • We had a pot-pie for dinner that day; and I happened to have on a new calico gown, a green ground with a yellow sprig in it.

    Pencil Sketches | Eliza Leslie
  • With the anticipation of roast pigeon and “pot-pie,” we rode on more cheerily to our night-camp.

    The Hunters' Feast | Mayne Reid
  • Plump, very bright yellow chickens are fat and are better for stews or pot-pie than for roasting.

  • Tweedles and I often spoke of it when we were back at school, especially on the veal pot-pie days.

  • The breast also is good made into a pot pie, and the rack cut into small pieces and broiled.

British Dictionary definitions for potpie


/ (ˈpɒtˌpaɪ) /

  1. a meat and vegetable stew with a pie crust on top

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