Definitions

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  • interj. Alternative form of pugh.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interj. The same as pugh.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Same as pooh.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • Tells me the puh was the easy part compared to the contractions.

    Planet Atheism

  • It seems she is with child, and the King says he did not get it: with that she made a slighting "puh" with her mouth, and went out of the house, and never come in again till the King went to Sir Daniel Harvy's to pray her; and so she is come to-day, when one would think his mind should be full of some other cares, having but this morning broken up such a Parliament, with so much discontent, and so many wants upon him, and but yesterday heard such a sermon against adultery.

    The Diary of Samuel Pepys, July 1667

  • "puh" with her mouth, and went out of the house, and never come in again till the King went to Sir Daniel Harvy's to pray her; and so she is come to-day, when one would think his mind should be full of some other cares, having but this morning broken up such a Parliament, with so much discontent, and so many wants upon him, and but yesterday heard such

    Diary of Samuel Pepys — Complete

  • If you guys want to be quixotic, feel free — but puh-leeze, do the math.

    Matthew Yglesias » Trapped in the Senate

  • Dick, puh-leeze ..... go back under that rock and leave us alone.

    Cheney takes swipe at Obama over prosecutor

  • I have puh-lenty of material and prompts and ideas to get me through months and months of blog posts!

    2009 September «

  • No, then you get to wait for your editor to send you a revision letter, because even though they loved the book enough to offer you money for it, they have puh-lenty of “suggestions” for ways it can be made better.

    2009 March «

  • Yes, its messages about the “truth” of the period can be underwhelming, but then again most TV shows are less than brill in the insight department – and I include the much-vaunted Sopranos in that list, which had me shouting, “Oh puh-leeeze!” every time I watched it.

    All the mad men and all the mad women can't tell a joke to save their lives

  • When she did, the woman spit into it a mouthful of chicken salad -- puh -- saying nastily, "There's a bone in it."

    David Sedaris, sharing his slights-of-life tales

  • First decrying the negative ads that both sides have run -- which, Lauer emoted, have created a "bloodbath" (puh-leeze) -- he asked:

    Phil Trounstine: eMeg's Historic Meltdown: Woman Booed by Women

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