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[pah, pa] /pɑ, pæ/
(used as an exclamation of disgust or disbelief.)
Origin of pah
First recorded in 1585-95 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Examples from the Web for pah
Historical Examples
  • He did not attach any importance to a boy-and-girl affair; not at all—pah!

    Romance Joseph Conrad and F.M. Hueffer
  • Then I try stand up straight and give the lie, but it say: 'pah!

    Lords of the North A. C. Laut
  • They walked quickly, trying to avoid the points where they might be seen from the pah.

  • It came from the pah, whose direction Glenarvan did not know.

  • I wouldn't get up at all if it wasn't for Katie Mallard's pah'ty.

  • Mr. Gouger pursed up his lips, and uttered an impatient, "pah!"

    A Black Adonis

    Linn Boyd Porter
  • No matter what it was, it could do no hurt at that distance; and as to overtaking him, pah!

    The Bush Boys Captain Mayne Reid
  • The pah Utah was the only member of the party that did not manifest any alarm or excitement.

    Adrift in the Wilds Edward S. Ellis
  • As Elwood spoke the pah Utah rose in his canoe and stepped ashore.

    Adrift in the Wilds Edward S. Ellis
  • The pah Utah was satisfied, and now began plying his paddle.

    Adrift in the Wilds Edward S. Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for pah


an exclamation of disgust, disbelief, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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pah in Medicine

PAH abbr.
para-aminohippuric acid

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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