: baked in a deep dish
a deep-dish pizza
especially : baked in a deep dish with usually a fruit filling and no bottom crust

Examples of deep-dish in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Mario’s This Cleveland Avenue college-kid favorite, which the owners of nearby Estelle opened in 2022, serves Sicilian-style deep-dish pies and the best hoagies in town. Jess Fleming, Twin Cities, 8 Feb. 2024 Next, head to Giordano’s, Gino’s East, or Lou Malnati’s for a deep-dish pizza for dinner, then make your way uptown for a jazz show at The Green Mill. Meena Thiruvengadam, Travel + Leisure, 5 Feb. 2024 Pleasant Hill’s post-soak dining options include legendary, deep-dish Zachary’s Chicago Pizza — and for craft beer fans, Morgan Territory Brewing Co. Linda Zavoral, The Mercury News, 22 Jan. 2024 Carefully transfer to a 9 1/2-inch deep-dish pie plate, and press into bottom and up sides of pie plate. Southern Living Test Kitchen, Southern Living, 31 Dec. 2023 Nothing tops deep-dish pizza or a Midwestern state of mind. WSJ, 19 Nov. 2023 Fit into a lightly greased (with cooking spray) 9-inch deep-dish pie plate. Marian Cooper Cairns, Southern Living, 17 Nov. 2023 Butter the bottom and sides of a standard (not deep-dish) 9-inch pie plate. Genevieve Ko, San Diego Union-Tribune, 15 Nov. 2023 Carefully fit dough circle into a 9-inch deep-dish glass pie plate, leaving a 1 1/2-inch overhang. Nancie McDermott, Southern Living, 8 Nov. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of deep-dish was in 1883

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“Deep-dish.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/deep-dish. Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


: baked in a deep dish
a deep-dish pizza
especially : baked in a deep dish with usually a fruit filling and no bottom crust
a deep-dish apple pie
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