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

  • At seven o'clock that evening the Flournoy automobile conveyed the happy pair to the Shoofly Church.

    The Ten-foot Chain|Achmed Abdullah
  • Shoofly is a girl, but Mis' Poteet didn't fool us this time.

    Rose of Old Harpeth|Maria Thompson Daviess
  • "I want you to perform a wedding ceremony at the Shoofly Church to-night at seven o'clock," the sheriff announced.

    The Ten-foot Chain|Achmed Abdullah
  • Then Mis' Poteet she cried the top of Shoofly's head so soaking wet it give her a sneeze, and we all had to laugh.

    Rose of Old Harpeth|Maria Thompson Daviess