Definition of shoo-fly pie in English:

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shoo-fly pie

Pronunciation:
(also shoofly pie)

noun

North American
A rich pie made with molasses and topped with crumbs.
Example sentences
  • His wife is not Amish, but she does make a mean shoo-fly pie.
  • Next I wanted to send the pie to someone I knew liked shoo-fly pies, my uncle and his wife in Florida.
  • As the shoo-fly pie bakes, a gooey wet bottom will form in the pie crust, below the molasses crumb cake.

Origin

From the US interjection shoo-fly (referring to the need to wave flies away from the sweet treacle).

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Syllabification: shoo-fly pie

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