Origin of shooflyfrom 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 of shooflysaid to be so named from attracting flies which must be shooed away an open pie with a filling of molasses and brown sugarin full shoofly pie
- 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.
- A child's rocker having a seat supported between two boards cut and painted to resemble animals.