verb (used with object)
to express disdain or contempt for; dismiss lightly:
He pooh-poohed all their superstitious fears.
verb (used without object)
to express disdain or contempt.
(transitive) to express disdain or scorn for; dismiss or belittle
“to dismiss lightly and contemptuously,” 1827, a slang reduplication of dismissive expression pooh. Among the many 19th century theories of the origin of language was the Pooh-pooh theory (1860), which held that language grew from natural expressions of surprise, joy, pain, or grief.
To dismiss lightly and contemptuously; airily deprecate; deride: I don’t poopoo his talent, just his character (1827+)
[poo] /pu/ noun, Informal. 1. excrement. verb (used without object), pooed, pooing. 2. to defecate. /puː/ interjection, noun, verb 1. another spelling of pooh n. also pooh, baby-talk for “excrement,” 1950s (cf. poop (n.2)). interjection A mild exclamation of disbelief, dismay, disappointment, etc: Oh poo, I dropped it (1602+) noun Excrement; do, poo-poo •Along with […]
noun See puja
/pʊk/ noun 1. (Southwest English, dialect) a haycock
[poo-kuh] /ˈpu kə/ noun 1. . [poo-kuh] /ˈpu kə/ noun 1. (in folklore) an Irish spirit, mischievous but not malevolent, corresponding to the English Puck.