shoofly pie


: a rich pie of Pennsylvania Dutch origin made of molasses or brown sugar sprinkled with a crumbly mixture of flour, sugar, and butter

Examples of shoofly pie in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1924, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of shoofly pie was in 1924

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“Shoofly pie.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition

shoofly pie

shoo·​fly pie
: a pie made of molasses or brown sugar with a crumbly topping
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