Definitions

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

  • transitive verb To express contempt for or impatience about; make light of.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • An exclamation indicating contempt.
  • To turn aside from with a “Pooh”; express dislike, scorn, or contempt for; sneer at.

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

  • transitive verb colloq. To make light of; to treat with derision or contempt

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

  • verb transitive To dismiss idly, with derision or contempt.

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

  • verb reject with contempt
  • verb express contempt about

Etymologies

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

[Reduplication of pooh.]

Examples

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  • He had unfortunately made light of it and pooh-poohed the ailment...

    - Samuel Butler, Erewhon

    July 19, 2008