shoofly

[ shoo-flahy ]
/ ˈʃuˌflaɪ /

noun, plural shoo·flies.

a child's rocker having a seat supported between two boards cut and painted to resemble animals.

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Origin of shoofly

An Americanism dating back to 1860–65; shoo + fly2
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Example sentences from the Web for shoofly

  • 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