shoofly pie

noun

Definition of 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

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Recent Examples on the Web Since then, the area’s tourism industry, offering traditional treats like shoofly pies and buggy rides, has boomed. Kevin Williams, New York Times, "A Plan to Develop Farmland in Amish Country Meets Resistance," 17 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of shoofly pie

1924, in the meaning defined above

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“Shoofly pie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/shoofly%20pie. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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