shoofly
noun Etymology: 1shoo + fly Date: 1886 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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  • shoofly — ☆ shoofly [sho͞o′flī΄ ] n. 1. [< phr. shoo, fly, don t bother me, in a Civil War nonsense song] Historical a kind of shuffling dance 2. a child s rocker with a seat mounted between supports typically designed in the form of horses, swans, etc …   English World dictionary

  • shoofly — noun 1. an undercover police officer who investigates other policemen • Usage Domain: ↑colloquialism • Hypernyms: ↑policeman, ↑police officer, ↑officer 2. a child s rocking chair with the seat built between two flat sides that are shaped to… …   Useful english dictionary

  • shoofly — /shooh fluy /, n., pl. shooflies. a child s rocker having a seat supported between two boards cut and painted to resemble animals. [1860 65, Amer.; SHOO + FLY2] * * * …   Universalium

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  • shoofly — shoo•fly [[t]ˈʃuˌflaɪ[/t]] n. pl. flies fur a child s rocker having a seat supported between two boards cut and painted to resemble animals • Etymology: 1885–90, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • Shoofly pie — (or shoo fly pie) is a molasses pie considered traditional among the Pennsylvania Dutch and also known in Southern cooking. The more common version of the recipe mdash; sometimes referred to as wet bottom mdash; consists of a layer of sweet,… …   Wikipedia

  • Shoofly pie — mit Himbeerfüllung Trockener Shoofly pie …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Shoofly pie — Shoofly pie. Shoofly pie (o también shoo fly pie) se trata de un pastel elaborado con sirope y que es considerado como un postre tradicional entre los denominados Pennsylvania Dutch (alemanes de Pensilvania) y es muy popular en cocina del sur… …   Wikipedia Español

  • shoofly cake — noun see shoofly pie …   Useful english dictionary

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