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[poo, poo] /pu, pʊ/
interjection
1.
(used as an exclamation of disdain or contempt.)
noun
2.
an exclamation of “pooh.”.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605

pooh2

[poo] /pu/
verb (used with object)
1.
poop4 .
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Examples from the web for pooh
  • The human brain seems to be built to pooh-pooh human pheromones.
  • The moral: cern-style science for science's sake is not to be pooh-poohed, even when it seems impossibly arcane.
  • But it still looks odd that green lobbyists were so quick to pooh-pooh the decision to get rid of subsidies.
  • Still, modern designers of light-displacement boats often pooh-pooh the sturdy qualities of traditional boats.
  • Skeptics pooh-pooh the so-called absinthe effect as hype perpetuated by artists and people trying to sell newspapers.
  • And, he says, it's worthwhile to go see a world wonder even when others may pooh-pooh it.
  • It is fashionable to pooh-pooh the trade deficit as being a largely meaningless statistic.
British Dictionary definitions for pooh

pooh

/puː/
interjection
1.
an exclamation of disdain, contempt, or disgust
noun
2.
a childish word for faeces
verb
3.
a childish word for defecate
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Word Origin and History for pooh

1590s, "a 'vocal gesture' expressing the action of puffing anything away" [OED], first attested in Hamlet Act I, Scene III, where Polonius addresses Ophelia with, "Affection! pooh! you speak like a green girl, / Unsifted in such perilous circumstance. / Do you believe his tenders, as you call them?" But the "vocal gesture" is perhaps ancient.

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Slang definitions & phrases for pooh

poo

interjection

A mild exclamation of disbelief, dismay, disappointment, etc: Oh poo, I dropped it (1602+)

noun

Excrement; do, poo-poo •Along with poop, this is a euphemism used by and to children: Zoo Poo garden fertilizer is made from the waste of all manner of exotic creatures (1950s+)

Related Terms

cutesy-poo, hot poo, icky


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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