American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- interj. Used to indicate impatience, irritation, disapproval, or disbelief.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- An exclamation implying contempt, disdain, impatience, or a sense of absurdity.
- To utter the interjection pshaw; evince contempt or impatience by such interjections as pshaw.
- interj. Indicating disapproval, irritation, impatience or disbelief.
- v. intransitive To express disgust or contempt.
GNU Webster's 1913
- interj. Pish! pooch! -- an exclamation used as an expression of contempt, disdain, dislike, etc.
- v. To express disgust or contemptuous disapprobation, as by the exclamation “
“And to those who say that the Internet is killing newspapers, Peter says "pshaw" - a recent study has shown that not to be the case.”
“Although this little word pshaw must be allowed, according to all the rules of verbal criticism, to imply disbelief or indifference, yet, in the present case, it actually meant no such thing.”
“My husband actually uses the word "pshaw" on occasion.”
“He looked as if he intended to say "pshaw" or "fiddlesticks" or something of that order, then changed his mind and looked up sharply.”
“You kin 'pshaw' till the cows come home," cried the other heatedly.”
“We may "pshaw" and "pooh" at Harry Gill and the Idiot Boy; but the deep and tremulous tenderness of sentiment, the strong-winged flight of fancy, the excelling and unvarying purity, which pervade all the writings of Wordsworth, and the exquisite melody of his lyrical poems, must ever continue to attract and purify the mind.”
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“pshaw" ed, and said it was better than if they had been too small, and that we should be sure to be late if my mother went on fidgeting.”
“pshaw" ed about the blunderbuss, and was beginning to say more, when I was dismissed to bed, where I wandered back over the moors in uneasy dreams, and woke with the horror of a tramp's hand upon my shoulder.”
“It wasn't so very long ago that women Said 'pshaw' when they wanted to let off steam.”
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