Definition of Pooh-pooh

1. Verb. Express contempt about.


2. Verb. Reject with contempt. "She spurned his advances"
Exact synonyms: Disdain, Freeze Off, Reject, Scorn, Spurn, Turn Down
Generic synonyms: Decline, Refuse
Specialized synonyms: Rebuff, Repel, Snub
Related verbs: Decline, Pass Up, Refuse, Reject, Turn Down, Refuse, Reject, Turn Away, Turn Down
Derivative terms: Reject, Rejective, Scorner, Spurner, Turndown

Definition of Pooh-pooh

1. Verb. (transitive) To dismiss idly, with derision or contempt. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pooh-pooh

poofier
poofiest
poofing
poofs
poofta
pooftah
pooftahs
pooftas
poofter
poofters
poofy
poogye
poogyes
pooh
pooh-bah
pooh-pooh (current term)
pooh bah
pooh bahs
poohbah
poohbahs
poohed
poohing
poohs
pooiest
pooing
pooja
poojah
poojahs
poojas
pook

Literary usage of Pooh-pooh

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1. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1879)
"But by the use of the invaluable "pick and pooh-pooh " formula, you can —well, there is hardly anything that you can not do, except justice to your ..."

2. Language and the Study of Language: Twelve Lectures on the Principles of by William Dwight Whitney (1889)
"The "bow-wow," " pooh-pooh," and " ding-dong " theories. Onomatopoeia the true source of first utterances. Its various modes and limitations. ..."

3. Original Plays by William Schwenck Gilbert (1908)
"Sing " Bah to you— Pooh, pooh, to you " And that's what you should say! Ha! ha! to you"— And that's what you should say! Dun. To stuff his conversation full ..."

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