pooh-pooh

verb \ ˈpü-(ˌ)pü , pü-ˈpü \
variants: or less commonly pooh play \ˈpü\
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of pooh-pooh

intransitive verb
:to express contempt or impatience
transitive verb
:to express contempt for or make light of :play down, dismiss

Origin and Etymology of pooh-pooh

pooh


POOH-POOH Defined for English Language Learners

pooh-pooh

verb

Definition of pooh-pooh for English Language Learners

  • : to think or say that (something) is not very good or not true


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