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pish

[psh; spelling pronunciation pish] /pʃ; spelling pronunciation pɪʃ/
interjection
1.
(used as an exclamation of mild contempt or impatience.)
noun
2.
an exclamation of “pish!”.
verb (used without object)
3.
to say “pish.”.
verb (used with object)
4.
to say “pish” at or to.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; imitative
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Examples from the web for pish
  • pish may also be skinned after boning and cutting into fillets.
  • pish population studies of this area are characterized by an abundance of predominately pollution tolerant species.
British Dictionary definitions for pish

pish

/pʃ; pɪʃ/
interjection
1.
an exclamation of impatience or contempt
verb
2.
to make this exclamation at (someone or something)
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Word Origin and History for pish

exclamation of contempt, attested from 1590s.

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