pooh-pooh

verb \ ˈpü-(ˌ)pü , pü-ˈpü \
variants: or less commonly pooh play \ˈpü\

Definition of pooh-pooh

pooh-poohed also poohed; pooh-poohing also poohing; pooh-poohs also poohs
: to express contempt or impatience
: 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

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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