shepherd's pie


Definition of shepherd's pie

: a meat pie with a mashed potato crust

Examples of shepherd's pie in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cook a shepherd's pie dinner for his mother and sister, relax in his Twin Cities apartment, get ready for another day of training at CHS Field. Phil Miller, Star Tribune, 23 Apr. 2021 On March 17, the kitchen will focus on corned beef and cabbage, shepherd's pie, Irish beef stew and, in a nod to another March tradition, brownie sundaes with Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, 12 Mar. 2021 Think a breakfast casserole with eggs, sausage, and broccoli, or a shepherd's pie filled with veggies and lentils for dinner. Audrey Bruno, SELF, 6 Jan. 2021 Mashed potatoes might top a shepherd's pie later in the week. Katie Workman, Star Tribune, 16 Nov. 2020 This modification might be the shepherd's pie of suspension modifications, but the axle height is still dependent on wheel and tire size. Austin Irwin, Car and Driver, 20 June 2020 Uzziel, 9, passes up the BBQ mac and cheese, shepherd's pie and even a fruit slushy during a school lunch taste test at Harry Stone Montessori Academy. Eva-marie Ayala, Dallas News, 27 Jan. 2020 There will be food and beverage vendors offering items such as fish and chips, shepherd's pie, corned beef and Swiss, Irish poutine and more. Chris Sims, Indianapolis Star, 9 Sep. 2019 The selfie-perfect patio offers the same mostly New American dishes as its Washington Avenue counterpart, with a few international dishes, including shepherd's pie, fish and chips, falafel and Cajun chicken. Darla Guillen Gilthorpe, Houston Chronicle, 24 July 2019

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First Known Use of shepherd's pie

1854, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shepherd's pie was in 1854

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3 May 2021

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“Shepherd's pie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of shepherd's pie

: a dish of meat and sometimes vegetables covered with a crust of mashed potatoes


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