shoo-fly pie

[ shoo-flahy ]
/ ˈʃuˌflaɪ /

noun

an open pie filled with a sweet crumb and molasses mixture and baked.

Nearby words

  1. shoneen,
  2. shongololo,
  3. shonky,
  4. shoo,
  5. shoo-fly,
  6. shoo-fly plant,
  7. shoo-in,
  8. shoofly,
  9. shoofly pie,
  10. shoogle

Origin of shoo-fly pie

First recorded in 1925–30; so called in allusion to the attractiveness of the molasses to unwanted flies

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British Dictionary definitions for shoofly pie

shoofly pie

/ (ˈʃuːˌflaɪ) /

noun

US a dessert similar to treacle tart
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