American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. Informal To express contempt for or impatience about; make light of: "British actors have long pooh-poohed the Method” ( Stephen Schiff).
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An exclamation indicating contempt.
- To turn aside from with a “Pooh”; express dislike, scorn, or contempt for; sneer at.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. colloq. To make light of; to treat with derision or contempt
- v. reject with contempt
- v. express contempt about
- Reduplication of pooh. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I'm sure some designers would pooh-pooh and say, 'how provincial,' but I loved it.”
“Don't pooh-pooh the fact that I didn't have the power to claw it back," he said.”
“On the other hand, some market pros pooh-pooh any October fears, noting that the market is on a roll, what with the Dow -- largely reflecting expectations of a zippier economy -- having ballooned more than 700 points since late July.”
“Should an investigation (a transparent one, mind you) reveal the hollow-hearted evil that too many assume true to just pooh-pooh, the retribution would not just be directed at a relatively well-protected him, but at the less-protected average U.S. citizen daring to move about the world.”
“It pisses me off when people simply pooh-pooh the idea of the Bush administration somehow being involved with 9/11.”
“Berlioz was quite right to pooh-pooh the story that appeared in the Illustrated London News in 1848 when he was conducting opera at Drury Lane: that as he left the Odéon theatre in Paris in 1827 after seeing Charles Kemble and Harriet Smithson in Romeo and Juliet he exclaimed: "I shall marry that woman and write my grandest symphony on the play.”
“Any native Detroiter will echo Motor City Mayor Dave Bing, who took to Twitter this month to pooh-pooh a public suggestion that Detroit build a statue to the city's cybernetic policeman.”
“But, don't expect him to pooh-pooh that program: Many of its recipients are from middle and upper-income families.”
“The failure-to-be-frank over Goldsmith's departure was far from the most important thing the mayor has tried to pooh-pooh off the front pages.”
“Some folks in more gringo areas than I'm in pooh-pooh the need for this, but believe me, it works. sakfogel”
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