Unsliced lemon meringue pie.



  • A type of pastry that consists of an outer crust and a filling.
  • Any of various other, non-pastry dishes that maintain the general concept of a shell with a filling.
  • A pizza.
  • The whole of a wealth or resource, to be divided in parts.
  • A disorderly mess of spilt type.
  • An especially badly bowled ball.
  • A pie chart.
  • The vulva.
  • Magpie.
  • The smallest unit of currency in South Asia, equivalent to of a rupee or of an anna.


  • To hit in the face with a pie, either for comic effect or as a means of protest (see also pieing).
  • To go around (a corner) in a guarded manner.
  • (of printing types) To reduce to confusion; to jumble.


  • From Middle English pye, pie, probably from Latin pīca ("magpie, jay") (from the idea of the many ingredients put into pies likened to the tendency of magpies to bring a variety of objects back to their nests), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *(s)peyk- ("woodpecker; magpie").
  • From Middle English pye, from Old French pie, from Latin pīca, feminine of pīcus, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)peyk- ("woodpecker; magpie"). Cognate with speight.
  • Borrowed from Hindi पाई ("quarter"), from Sanskrit पादिका.

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