verb (used with object)

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Examples from the Web for poohed

Historical Examples of poohed

  • Her father pshawed and poohed a good deal when he had finished the billet, and examined the seal.

    The Surgeon's Daughter

    Sir Walter Scott

  • He poohed at it, said it was impossible; but upon their insisting, he at last brought them before the old gentleman.

    Kristy's Rainy Day Picnic

    Olive Thorne Miller

  • Sometimes little Mrs. Phillips worried, and good-natured Mr. Phillips laughed and "poohed" at her fancies.

British Dictionary definitions for poohed



an exclamation of disdain, contempt, or disgust


a childish word for faeces


a childish word for defecate
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Word Origin and History for poohed


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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