fly dope noun Definition of fly dope: an insect repellent First Known Use of fly dope: 1897, in the meaning defined above What products do you know that not only have stood the test of time but have their own spot in the Merriam-Webster dictionary! According to Google Search: A word gets into a dictionary when it is used by many people who all agree that it means the same thing. It stays in the dictionary only if it is used frequently by many people. Obviously, Ole Time Woodsman Fly Dope which first was noticed in 1897 has earned its right to still be in the dictionary over 120 years later. That's why it is referred to as the "Worlds First and Best Protection against all Biting Insects."
Today, science has proven that certain fragrances will interfere with a biting insect's ability to detect the carbon dioxide flume that we all give off when we breathe!
That is why we say, "If they cannot find you, they cannot bite you!"
Just took this camping this weekend, put some on a bandana just like when I was a kid. Not a bite! Thank you!