- (used to express impatience, contempt, disbelief, etc.)
- an exclamation of “pshaw!”
- to say “pshaw.”
- to say “pshaw” at or to.
Origin of pshaw
Examples from the Web for pshaw
Historical Examples of pshaw
Pshaw—I wish you had Mr. Frankton yourself, since you are so full of his sweet image.The Politician Out-Witted
Armstrong & Company had not served him ill, after all (thought he); but, pshaw!Billy Topsail & Company
"Pshaw, I know all about Mr. Rosenthal's peccadillos, Hallock," he said.The Forbidden Trail
Mr. Mathieson was not angry, yet he flung away from her with a rude "Pshaw!"The Carpenter's Daughter
Anna Bartlett Warner
Pshaw, I only meant, it wasnt fordable to the enemy: no, poor devils!The Mirror of Taste, and Dramatic Censor
Stephen Cullen Carpenter
- rare an exclamation of disgust, impatience, disbelief, etc
exclamation of contempt or rejection, by 1670s.