Origin of pooh1
Definition for pooh (2 of 2)
verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for pooh
Or perhaps name it after Pooh himself, with his quizzical faith in human (animal) nature?Michael Tomasky on How Obama Needs to Make Mitt Unacceptable Again|Michael Tomasky|October 10, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Willie leaned over and whispered that Winnie the Pooh had the hots for me.
Pooh, young master, thou must drive thy hall through and through his head.My Kalulu, Prince, King and Slave|Henry M. Stanley
My harvest was ripe and cried for me; but pooh, what mattered a harvest?The Royal Life Guard|Alexander Dumas (pere)
"Pooh, I was shaved too closely this morning," was the reply.History of English Humour, Vol. 2 (of 2)|Alfred Guy Kingan L'Estrange
"Pooh, no bears about—wish there were, then we'd have some fun catching him," bragged Don.Five Little Starrs in the Canadian Forest|Lillian Elizabeth Roy
He can't be after any mischief; 'tis not in the boy; when—when he is all but—Pooh!The Heir of Redclyffe|Charlotte M. Yonge
British Dictionary definitions for pooh
Word Origin and History for 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.