pooh–pooh

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

pooh

play \ˈpü\

Definition of pooh–pooh

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to express contempt or impatience

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  to express contempt for or make light of :  play down, dismiss

Origin and Etymology of pooh–pooh

pooh


First Known Use: 1823


POOH–POOH Defined for English Language Learners

pooh–pooh

play
verb \ˈpü-(ˌ)pü, pü-ˈ\

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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