verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of pooh-pooh
Examples from the Web for pooh-pooh
When his fellow panelists pushed back, he proceeded to pooh-pooh all those “experts” who have said otherwise.George Will, Fox News, and the Beginning of an Ebola Conspiracy|Russell Saunders|October 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The pope may pooh-pooh the decision to remain childless, but the world needs more people who choose pets over kids.
It had been my foolish way to pooh-pooh the old saying that there is no twilight in the tropics.Dead Men Tell No Tales|E. W. Hornung
To be sure, it is easy to pooh-pooh the Bohemian's measurements and to scout his averages as reckoned from too scanty material.The Color Line|William Benjamin Smith
At first Chet was inclined to pooh-pooh the idea; but Lance, loyal to Laura, fell in with her plan instantly.The Girls of Central High|Gertrude W. Morrison
When I told Owen I expected him to pooh-pooh the story and relieve my mind, but he did nothing of the sort.A Tenderfoot Bride|Clarice E. Richards
"Meaning your affairs and mine," said he, with only a pooh-pooh smile for the sub-colloquy.It Never Can Happen Again|William De Morgan
"to dismiss lightly and contemptuously," 1827, a slang reduplication of dismissive expression pooh. Among the many 19th century theories of the origin of language was the Pooh-pooh theory (1860), which held that language grew from natural expressions of surprise, joy, pain, or grief.