Open Dictionary word of the week: pie

Posted by on July 27, 2011

pie (verb)

to throw a pie at someone’s face as a protest or sign of disrespect
How Dare You Pie My Husband? The Story of Rupert and Wendi.

(Submitted from United Kingdom)

This word was submitted into the Open Dictionary after Johnnie Marbles pied Rupert Murdoch. It reminds me of that time Muntadar al-Zaidi shoed George Bush, but this particular meaning of shoe does not appear in the Open Dictionary as a verb, maybe because pieing is so much more common (in England anyway) and dates back to the slapstick comedy of the early 1900s.

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