poohpooh

pooh-pooh

[poo-poo]
verb (used with object)
1.
to express disdain or contempt for; dismiss lightly: He pooh-poohed all their superstitious fears.
verb (used without object)
2.
to express disdain or contempt.
Also, poo-poo.


Origin:
1820–30; v. use of reduplication of pooh1

pooh-pooher, noun
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pooh-pooh (ˈpuːˈpuː)
 
vb
(tr) to express disdain or scorn for; dismiss or belittle

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