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[poo-poo] /ˈpuˈpu/

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+)


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