Meaning of custard-pie

cus•tard-pie

Pronunciation: (kus'turd pī'), [key]
— adj.
  1. characteristic of a type of slapstick comedy in which a performer throws a pie in another's face: popular esp. in the era of vaudeville and early silent films.
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