from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See pshaw.


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  • Suffice it to say, that he has, in the hurry of the moment, left up stairs his br — —; his — psha!

    George Cruikshank

  • “Crushed, psha!” said Jos, whose heart was pretty stout at breakfast-time.

    Vanity Fair

  • Shall WE have rest in those bedrooms, those ancient lofty bedrooms, in that inn where we have to pay a florin for a pint of pa — psha! at the “New Bath Hotel” on the Boompjes?

    Roundabout Papers

  • I — when I have achieved a — psha! what an Alnaschar I am because I have made five pounds by my poems, and am engaged to write half a dozen articles for a newspaper.

    The History of Pendennis

  • Such a partner! psha, what had a stiff bachelor to do with partners and waltzing? what was he about, dancing attendance here? drinking in sweet pleasure at a risk he knows not of what after-sadness, and regret, and lonely longing?

    The History of Pendennis

  • Liston was a most melancholy man; Grimaldi had feelings; and there are others I wot of: — but psha! — let us have the next chapter.


  • Why, it seems your packet-boat is not lost: psha, how silly that is, when I had already gone through the forms, and said it was a sad thing, and that I was sorry for it!

    The Journal to Stella

  • But one fellow standing on the rick says: “Napoleon dead! psha! it's plain those people don't know him!”

    Georges Guynemer

  • Some, indeed, of belles lettres, poems, plays, or memoirs, he tossed indignantly aside, with the implied censure of ‘psha, ’ or ‘frivolous; ’ but the greater and bulkier part of the collection bore a very different character.

    Chapter XX

  • But one fellow standing on the rick says: "Napoleon dead! psha! it's plain those people don't know him!"

    Georges Guynemer Knight of the Air


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