Definition of deep-dish in English:



North American
  • 1(of a pie) baked in a deep dish to allow for a large filling.

    ‘deep-dish apple pie’
    • ‘The food basket was stuffed with savory meat pies, potato salad and a wonderful deep-dish apple pie for dessert.’
    • ‘Peach cobbler looks more promising than it is, with a thin top crust like a deep-dish pie; unfortunately, that crust is tough.’
    • ‘Whether you serve a fruity deep-dish cobbler draped with a homemade pastry crust or a lush pumpkin cheesecake, keep the servings small.’
    • ‘As for the desserts, yay for the deep-dish apple pie, the cappuccino-chocolate pudding, and milk shakes that are almost at corner-malt-shoppe-level thickness.’
    1. 1.1(of a pizza) baked in a deep dish and having a thick dough base.
      • ‘For supper, they wanted to try some of the famous Chicago deep-dish pizza.’
      • ‘As someone whose idea of fine dining is deep-dish pizza, I am perhaps not the ideal Food Network viewer.’
      • ‘The other night, Rick comes home with two extra-large deep-dish meat-lover's pizzas with extra cheese.’
      • ‘The 36-restaurant chain that serves up deep-dish pizzas, also capitalizes on the interest in on-location brewing with 10 microbrewery locations.’
      • ‘Jeph and Amara sat underneath the stars eating deep-dish pizza from Chicago's world famous Geneo's.’
      • ‘Walking through Giordano's restaurant a few blocks from the hotel - as an eager prospective resident of Chicago, his lunch request for deep-dish pizza was predictable.’
      • ‘I was brought one of my favorites of the fast food-junk food market: deep-dish pepperoni and sausage extra cheese pizza with garlic breadsticks and garlic sauce for dipping.’
      • ‘The signature dessert, one of the original menu items along with the Chicago Seven deep-dish pizza, is a large cookie baked in a pizza pan and served piping hot.’
      • ‘Later, the Leader celebrated her victory with Vikki and a huge deep-dish pepperoni pizza.’
      • ‘To Sharon and anyone else who can get to East Boston, you must visit Santarpio's, some of the most amazing pizza ever-a whole different species compared to Chicago deep-dish.’
      • ‘A roll of carnival-style tickets will get you anything from classic Chicago-style deep-dish pizza to an overflowing plate of Cuban caldo gallego.’
      • ‘‘I think I had enough of it growing up and seeing the struggles my dad went through,’ he says, digging into a slice of deep-dish mushroom pizza.’
      • ‘In fact, I stopped, and picked up three different kinds of deep-dish pizza that could often be found there.’
  • 2informal Extreme or thoroughgoing.

    ‘a deep-dish Catholic’
    • ‘Criterion serves up two more deep-dish DVDs from yesteryear’
    • ‘In 1999, the network created Action, a deep-dish, critically acclaimed satire of Hollywood.’
    • ‘Engh provides his full package here - partially hidden greens, rhythmic mounds, deep-dish bunkers and some great risk-and-reward shots.’
    • ‘There are the same subtly contoured greens, guarded by the same generic, deep-dish bunkers that have become de rigueur for a major-championship course.’