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Definition of pshaw

used to express irritation, disapproval, contempt, or disbelief

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Examples of pshaw in a Sentence

pshaw! anyone else could have done that job in half the time that it took her

First Known Use of pshaw

1607, in the meaning defined above

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“Pshaw.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pshaw. Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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