Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

pshaw

[shaw]
See more synonyms for pshaw on Thesaurus.com
interjection
  1. (used to express impatience, contempt, disbelief, etc.)
Show More
noun
  1. an exclamation of “pshaw!”
Show More
verb (used without object)
  1. to say “pshaw.”
Show More
verb (used with object)
  1. to say “pshaw” at or to.
Show More

Origin of pshaw

First recorded in 1665–75
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for pshaw

Historical Examples

  • Pshaw—I wish you had Mr. Frankton yourself, since you are so full of his sweet image.

    The Politician Out-Witted

    Samuel Low

  • Armstrong & Company had not served him ill, after all (thought he); but, pshaw!

  • "Pshaw, I know all about Mr. Rosenthal's peccadillos, Hallock," he said.

    The Forbidden Trail

    Honor Willsie

  • 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!


British Dictionary definitions for pshaw

pshaw

interjection
  1. rare an exclamation of disgust, impatience, disbelief, etc
Show More
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Word Origin and History for pshaw

interj.

exclamation of contempt or rejection, by 1670s.

Show More
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper