- a child's rocker having a seat supported between two boards cut and painted to resemble animals.
Origin of shoofly
Examples from the Web for shoo-fly
Shoo-fly afflicted the American people for at least two years, and "I don't think" and aber nit quite as long.The American Language
Henry L. Mencken
Word Origin and History for shoo-fly
admonition to a pest, by 1867 (in baseball slang), from shoo (v.) + fly (n.). Popularized by a Dan Bryant minstrel song c.1870, which launched it as a catch-phrase that, according to H.L. Mencken, "afflicted the American people for at least two years." Shoo-fly pie is attested from 1935.