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shoofly

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noun shoo·fly \ˈshü-ˌflī\

Definition of shoofly

  1. 1 :  a child's rocker having the seat built on or usually between supports representing an animal figure

  2. 2 :  any of several plants held to repel flies



Origin and Etymology of shoofly

1shoo + fly


First Known Use: 1886


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