contemptuous exclamation, attested from 1670s.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

Examples from the Web for poh

Historical Examples of poh

  • 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!

  • 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