\ ˈpü How to pronounce pooh (audio) , ˈpu̇ \

Definition of pooh

used to express contempt or disapproval

First Known Use of pooh

1600, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about pooh

Statistics for pooh

Cite this Entry

“Pooh.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pooh?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=p&file=poohpo02. Accessed 16 December 2019.

Keep scrolling for more

More Definitions for pooh

How to pronounce pooh (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of pooh

informal
used to show that you think an idea, suggestion, etc., is not very good
British used to express disgust at an unpleasant smell

More from Merriam-Webster on pooh

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with pooh

Comments on pooh

What made you want to look up pooh? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

having a smooth flowing sound

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Citation

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!