[poo] /pu/

noun, Informal.
verb (used without object), pooed, pooing.
to defecate.
interjection, noun, verb
another spelling of pooh

also pooh, baby-talk for “excrement,” 1950s (cf. poop (n.2)).


A mild exclamation of disbelief, dismay, disappointment, etc: Oh poo, I dropped it (1602+)


Excrement; do, poo-poo •Along with poop, this is a euphemism used by and to children: Zoo Poo garden fertilizer is made from the waste of all manner of exotic creatures (1950s+)

Related Terms

cutesy-poo, hot poo, icky


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