pooh

1
[ poo, poo ]
/ pu, pʊ /

interjection

(used as an exclamation of disdain or contempt.)

noun

an exclamation of “pooh.”

Origin of pooh

1
First recorded in 1595–1605

Definition for pooh (2 of 2)

pooh

2
[ poo ]
/ pu /

verb (used with object)

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British Dictionary definitions for pooh

pooh

/ (puː) /

interjection

an exclamation of disdain, contempt, or disgust

noun

a childish word for faeces

verb

a childish word for defecate
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Word Origin and History for pooh

pooh


1590s, "a 'vocal gesture' expressing the action of puffing anything away" [OED], first attested in Hamlet Act I, Scene III, where Polonius addresses Ophelia with, "Affection! pooh! you speak like a green girl, / Unsifted in such perilous circumstance. / Do you believe his tenders, as you call them?" But the "vocal gesture" is perhaps ancient.

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