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1Chiefly Eng. regional (east.). The act of putting potatoes or other root crops into a pit and covering them with straw or earth. Compare "pie". Now rare.
2Originally and chiefly US. The act or practice of throwing a (custard) pie at a person, especially an authority figure.
The action of "pie".
Late 18th century. From pie + -ing<br>mid 19th century; earliest use found in Daily Ohio Statesman. From pie + -ing.
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