pan·​dow·​dy pan-ˈdau̇-dē How to pronounce pandowdy (audio)
plural pandowdies
: a deep-dish spiced apple dessert sweetened with sugar, molasses, or maple syrup and covered with a rich crust

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web There are also a slew of derivatives — from grunts and slumps to sonkers and pandowdies — all homespun desserts of fruit and something floury and sweet to tie it all together. Marcy Goldman, Twin Cities, 15 Aug. 2019

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Word History


origin unknown

First Known Use

1805, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pandowdy was in 1805

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Cite this Entry

“Pandowdy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Apr. 2023.

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