pooh-pooh

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v pooh-pooh reject with contempt "She spurned his advances"
    • v pooh-pooh express contempt about
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The A.A. Milne character of Winnie the Pooh made his animated film debut in 1966 in Winnie the Pooh and the Honey Tree
    • v. t Pooh-pooh To make light of; to treat with derision or contempt, as if by saying pooh! pooh!
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: There is a large brass statue of Winnie-the-Pooh in Lima, Peru
    • pooh-pooh An exclamation indicating contempt.
    • pooh-pooh To turn aside from with a “Pooh”; express dislike, scorn, or contempt for; sneer at.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Steven Speilberg calls Gweneth Paltrow "Gwynnie the pooh."
    • v.t Pooh-pooh to express contempt for: to sneer at
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

When I suggested the compact to Peter Grimm, he pooh-poohed the whole idea, laughed at me, told me to get such nonsense out of my head.
"The Return of Peter Grimm" by David Belasco
However, Raleigh, the captain, when appealed to, pooh-poohed the matter.
"The Fifth Form at Saint Dominic's" by Talbot Baines Reed
When his proposal was translated, the Emir pooh-poohed it, declaring Iskender's arrangement to be all he could desire.
"The Valley of the Kings" by Marmaduke Pickthall
Alec pooh-poohed the notion; but the timid little waiter was so woebegone that the King pitied him.
"A Son of the Immortals" by Louis Tracy
Pooh, I'm as well as you are.
"Witness to the Deed" by George Manville Fenn
Miss Woodhull pooh-poohed the idea.
"A Dixie School Girl" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
And he was not content to be pooh-poohed and snubbed.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11" by Various
Pooh, I'll bet those chums of yours talk slang to you once in a while.
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
But he had boasted of the favours and pooh-poohed the engagement!
"The Bertrams" by Anthony Trollope
Pooh, pooh, there is no shame in being in love with her.
"The Light of Scarthey" by Egerton Castle
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In poetry:

And neat little TITTY-FOL-LEH
Was eaten by PISH-POOH-BAH,
And light-hearted WAGGETY-WEH
By dismal ALACK-A-DEY-AH -
Despairing ALACK-A-DEY-AH.
"King Borria Bungalee Boo" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"The French for 'Pooh!'" our TOMMY cried.
"L'Anglais pour 'Va!'" the Frenchman crowed.
And so, with undiminished pride,
Each went on his respective road.
"Thomas Winterbottom Hance" by William Schwenck Gilbert
And will he wonder where the soul may lag
That once urged on its wings to starward flight?
Pooh! He will mumble forth some pious tag,
And cast the livid skull away from sight!
"Brooding" by Josef Svatopluk Machar
All was lost, then! No! a cricket
(What "cicada"? Pooh!)
--Some mad thing that left its thicket
For mere love of music--flew With its little heart on fire,
Lighted on the crippled lyre.
"A Tale" by Robert Browning
At first the Mermen laughed, "Pooh! pooh!"
But finally they jealous grew,
And sounded loud recalls;
But vainly. So these fishy males
Declared they too would clothe their tails
In silken hose and smalls.
"The Captain and the Mermaids" by William Schwenck Gilbert
"To-morrow, at noon, the king
And his beautiful daughter ride;
And you must go, as they draw near,
And bathe at the river side."
The youth said "Pooh!" but still, next day,
Bathed, when the king went by that way.
"Puss In Boots" by Clara Doty Bates

In news:

Sotheby's Puts Winnie the Pooh (and Others) on the Auction Block.
Sotheby's Puts Winnie the Pooh (and Others) on the Auction Block .
'Madeline,' 'Pooh' sure to delight.
This past Halloween I saw a wide range of characters like Winnie the Pooh, Snow White, a random unnamed wrestler and Bill Clinton.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2,' 'Winnie the Pooh.
Hallmark's New Winnie the Pooh Ornament Is Just Wrong.
Hallmark 's New Winnie the Pooh Ornament Is Just Wrong.
To steal a line out of our old friends Winnie the Pooh and Christopher Robin, "Tut-Tut, It looks like rain".
It may make a comeback next month when restaurateur Pooh Patanasak, 47, launches Mission Martini .
Korea imports Disney icons Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh.
Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh took the stage in North Korea during a concert for new leader Kim Jong Un, in an unusual performance featuring Disney characters.
Mickey Mouse , Winnie the Pooh take the stage in North Korea in performance for leader Kim.
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) – Mickey Mouse and Winnie the Pooh took the stage in North Korea during a concert for new leader Kim Jong Un in an unusual performance featuring Disney characters.
He's a little single-minded and under-dressed, but give this to Winnie the Pooh : The little guy's got guts.
The best exercise is something anyone can do, even a Pooh Bear or an Eeyore.
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In science:

From the definition of the pooh square-free morphism we know that each image word for h must begin and end with distinct letters.
The Morphisms With Unstackable Image Words
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