Pie vs Pyet - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between pie and pyet
is that pie
is a type of pastry that consists of an outer crust and a filling or pie
can be (obsolete) magpie or pie
can be (historical) the smallest unit of currency in south asia, equivalent to 1/192 of a rupee or 1/12 of an anna while pyet
is (scotland and northern uk
) a magpie; a water ouzel.
As a verb pie
is to hit in the face with a pie, either for comic effect or as a means of protest (see also pieing).
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
From (etyl), unknown origin.
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.
- The family had steak and kidney pie''' for dinner and cherry '''pie for dessert.
(Northeastern US) Pizza.
(figuratively) The whole of a wealth or resource, to be divided in parts.
* It is easier to get along when everyone, more or less, is getting ahead. But when the pie is shrinking, social groups are more likely to turn on each other.'' — , ''[http://www.newsweek.com/2010/12/04/the-deepest-dangers-facing-the-united-states.html Why It’s Time to Worry] , Newsweek 2010-12-04
(letterpress) A disorderly mess of spilt type.
(cricket) An especially badly bowled ball.
(pejorative) a gluttonous person.
A pie chart.
* 1986 , Carolyn Sorensen, ?Henry J. Stock, Department of Education Computer Graphics Guide (page 8)
- Shepherd's pie is made of mince covered with mashed potato.
(slang) The vulva.
* 1981 , William Kotzwinkle, Jack in the Box
- Pies are best for comparing the components of only one or two totals.
* 2010 , W. A. Moltinghorne, Magnolia Park (page 238)
- "Yeah, take it off!" "SHOW US YOUR PIE !" The brunette opened the catch on her G-string and let the sequinned cloth slip down, teasing them with it.
- Yeah, some guys like to eat the old hairy pie . Women, too, or so I've heard.
* apple pie
* chicken pie
* cottage pie
* cream pie
* cutie pie
* easy as pie
* have one's fingers in many pies
* humble pie
* meat pie
* mince pie
* mud pie
* party pie
* pie chart
* pie floater
* pie in the sky
* pork pie
* pot pie
* shepherd's pie
* steak and kidney pie
* sweet as pie
* who ate all the pies
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.
- I'd like to see someone pie the chairman of the board.
From (etyl) pie, from (etyl) .
From (etyl) .
(historical) The smallest unit of currency in South Asia, equivalent to 1/192 of a rupee or 1/12 of an anna.
* 1888 , Rudyard Kipling, ‘The Strange Ride of Morrowbie Jukes’, The Phantom ’Rickshaw and Other Tales , Folio Society 2005, page 117:
- I gave him all the money in my possession, Rs.9.8.5. – nine rupees, eight annas, and five pie – for I always keep small change as bakshish when I am in camp.
(Scotland and northern UK) A magpie; a water ouzel.
:* 1819': ”Here cometh the worthy prelate, as pert as a '''pyet .” — Walter Scott, ''Ivanhoe