|Origin:||Perhaps from pie 'magpie' ( MAGPIE); because the different things in a pie are like the different things a magpie collects|
pie S2 [uncountable and countable]
fruit baked inside a pastry covering
slice/piece of pie
Would you like another piece of apple pie?
2 British EnglishDF
meat or vegetables baked inside a pastry or potato covering:
I had steak and kidney pie with chips.
a share of something such as money, profits etc:
The smaller companies want a bigger share of the pie.
something good that someone says will happen, but which you think is impossible or unlikely: ➔ mud pie, pie chart
Hope of a cure is just pie in the sky.