shoofly

noun
shoo·​fly | \ˈshü-ˌflī \

Definition of shoofly 

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

2 : any of several plants held to repel flies

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What to order: A flight of four beers for $8 is the best way to sample all the brews, including experiments like a shoofly-pie beer that’s currently on tap. Samantha Melamed, Philly.com, "How to justify your day-drinking: beer-yoga at Wissahickon Brewing in East Falls," 2 May 2018

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First Known Use of shoofly

1886, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for shoofly

shoo entry 1 + fly

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The first known use of shoofly was in 1886

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