poo

noun
\ ˈpü How to pronounce poo (audio) \
plural poos

Definition of poo

 (Entry 1 of 3)

1 informal : feces It will please me no end to read about someone booked for leaving his dog's poo on a pavement or in some other public place.— Alan John Cameron Diaz writes in The Body Book about inspecting your poo to monitor your health.— Lisa Freedman
2 informal : the act of defecating Kate has a giant Great Dane she brings everywhere. It takes a poo on Carly's floor.— Ty Burr

poo

verb
pooed; pooing; poos

Definition of poo (Entry 2 of 3)

intransitive verb

informal
: defecate An Australian couple found themselves upstaged during their own wedding by their 3-year-old son, who interrupted the ceremony to announce: "I have to poo."— Ben Hooper When proper citizens of Rome were lowering their bottoms onto indoor toilet seats, my ancestors were using the woods to do their business. I suspect they just squatted and pooed without the benefit of a hole.— Jim Jones

-poo

suffix
\ ˌpü, ˈpü \

Definition of -poo (Entry 3 of 3)

US, informal
used to suggest that something is small, unimportant, or childish in some way cutesy-poo

First Known Use of poo

Noun

circa 1960, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Verb

1975, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for poo

Noun

baby talk

Verb

derivative of poo entry 1

Suffix

origin unknown

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“Poo.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/poo. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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