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contemptuous exclamation, attested from 1670s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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  • poh, poh—never mind your boots: the point—come at once to the point of the story.

  • poh, Dotty; nothing but an innocent snake; he's more afraid of you than you are of him.

  • Do you suppose that at the Telegraph Hill House they allow the children to run about grabbing here and grabbing there—poh!

    The Story Of Julia Page Kathleen Norris
  • Will they be content with one sledge full if they are down upon us, poh Pyin?

  • Suddenly six of the poh came and killed and devoured them as a reward for his good rule.

    Mythical Monsters

    Charles Gould
  • poh, I have fires like lightning; they cost me twelvepence a week, beside small coal.

    The Journal to Stella Jonathan Swift
  • "poh chile," she muttered, as she turned her head and brushed away the falling tear.

    The Trials of the Soldier's Wife Alex St. Clair Abrams
  • "pohpoh—yo'd never content her," observed Elizabeth, testily.

    The Lancashire Witches William Harrison Ainsworth

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