apple-pie

adjective

ap·​ple-pie ˈa-pəl-ˈpī How to pronounce apple-pie (audio)
1
: excellent, perfect
apple-pie order
2
: of, relating to, or characterized by traditionally American values (such as honesty or simplicity)
is the epitome of apple-pie wholesomeness

Examples of apple-pie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Enjoy apple-pie bourbon on the rocks or with sweet tea. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 28 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1780, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of apple-pie was in 1780

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“Apple-pie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/apple-pie. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

Kids Definition

apple-pie

adjective
ap·​ple-pie
ˌap-əl-ˌpī
: just right : perfect
in apple-pie order
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