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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: express contempt about
2: reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances" [syn: reject, spurn, freeze off, scorn, pooh-pooh, disdain, turn down]

Merriam Webster's

also pooh verb Etymology: pooh Date: 1827 intransitive verb to express contempt or impatience transitive verb to express contempt for or make light of ; play down, dismiss

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v.tr. express contempt for; ridicule; dismiss (an idea etc.) scornfully. Etymology: redupl. of POOH

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Pooh-pooh Pooh`-pooh", v. t. To make light of; to treat with derision or contempt, as if by saying pooh! pooh! [Colloq.] --Thackeray.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(pooh-poohs, pooh-poohing, pooh-poohed) If someone pooh-poohs an idea or suggestion, they say or imply that it is foolish, impractical, or unnecessary. In the past he has pooh-poohed suggestions that he might succeed Isaacs. VERB: V n



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