Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To utter suddenly and impulsively.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sudden puff or emission of the breath, especially in contempt, as when saying “pooh.”
  • To utter suddenly or inadvertently; divulge unadvisedly: commonly with out.
  • To treat contemptuously.
  • To puff or emit the breath explosively as in sleep, or contemptuously as in saying “pooh”; puff in scorn or with a contemptuous expression of the lips.
  • To burst out weeping.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To utter suddenly and unadvisedly; to divulge inconsiderately; to ejaculate; -- commonly with out.
  • transitive verb [Obs.] to speak contemptuously of.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To utter suddenly and unadvisedly; to speak quickly or without thought; to divulge inconsiderately — commonly with out.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb utter impulsively

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Probably imitative.]

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