[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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Examples from the Web for potpie

Historical Examples of potpie

  • If I could shoot some squirrels or rabbits wed have a potpie and we wouldnt be hungry.

  • Shall they be fricasseed, broiled, fried, or made into a potpie?

    Frank Merriwell at Yale

    Burt L. Standish

  • Serve this potpie with a salad of dandelion leaves, dressed with olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper.

    Home Pork Making

    A. W. Fulton

  • "Come over Sundays, an' we'll have potpie and soda biscuits fer ye," she said, with a feminine reliance on the power of food.

    The Eagle's Heart

    Hamlin Garland

  • This certainty bored us, and sometimes I used to think if I couldn't find something in the potpie besides veal, I'd scream.

British Dictionary definitions for potpie



a meat and vegetable stew with a pie crust on top
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