American Dictionary of the English Language

Dictionary Search


PIE, noun [Gr. thick; or from mixing.]

An article of food consisting of paste baked with something in it or under it, as apple, minced meat, etc.

PIE, noun [Latin pica.] The magpie, a party-colored bird of the genus Corvus. It is sometimes written pye.

1. The old popish service book, supposed to be so called from the different color of the text and rubric, or from litera picata, a large black letter, used at the beginning of each order.

2. Printers' types mixed or unsorted.

Cork and pie an adjuration by the pie or service book, and by the sacred name of the Deity corrupted.