shoofly

noun
shoo·​fly | \ ˈshü-ˌflī How to pronounce shoofly (audio) \

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

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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“Shoofly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoofly. Accessed 30 Jun. 2022.

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