"Folk medicine is also called “polyfoxing”, a term brought to Appalachia by the Scots and English in the late 1800s (Cavender 1995). During springtime after plants had budded, polyfoxers prepared a tonic which was believed to be beneficial for everyone. The polyfoxer spent two to three weeks gathering materials from the forest, washing and drying them, and extracting and mixing the juices. "
The above reference from 1989 and names for a daylily is all that I have found.
How is it that this term that means goofing off and/or screwing around has been lost? Have you ever heard of it? Or has its use been limited to my mother's family for the last 40 years?
Wanna go polyfoxin' around with us Saturday night? You can run through the Boobie Tube!