shoofly definition by Webster's New World
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Origin: ; from phrase shoo, fly, don't bother me, in a Civil War nonsense songHistorical a kind of shuffling dance
- a child's rocker with a seat mounted between supports typically designed in the form of horses, swans, etc.
Origin: said to be so named from attracting flies which must be shooed awayan open pie with a filling of molasses and brown sugarin full shoofly pie
shoofly definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A child's rocker having the seat built between two flat sides cut in the shape of an animal.
- Slang An undercover police officer who checks on the honesty and performance of other police officers.