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pooh-pooh

[ poo-poo ]
/ ˈpuˈpu /
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verb (used with object)

to express disdain or contempt for; dismiss lightly: He pooh-poohed all their superstitious fears.

verb (used without object)

to express disdain or contempt.

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Origin of pooh-pooh

First recorded in 1820–30; v. use of reduplication of pooh1
pooh-pooher, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for pooh-pooh

pooh-pooh
/ (ˈpuːˈpuː) /

verb

(tr) to express disdain or scorn for; dismiss or belittle
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