Wordsmith.org: the magic of words


A.Word.A.Day

About Us | What's New | Search | Site Map | Contact Us  


Home

Today's Word

Yesterday's Word

Archives

FAQ


Discuss
Email this
Feedback
RSS/XML
Permalink

A.Word.A.Day--pooh-pooh

Pronunciation Sound Clip RealAudio

This week's theme: reduplicatives.

pooh-pooh (poo-poo) verb tr., intr.

To express contempt for; to make light of; to dismiss.

[Reduplicative of pooh (sound made by blowing something away with lips), an exclamation of disdain or disbelief.]

See more usage examples of pooh-pooh in Vocabulary.com's dictionary.

-Anu Garg (garg wordsmith.org)

"'Nothing of this sort ever happened,' says Sabya while pooh-poohing the rumour." Mandvi Sharma; Manish-Sabya Feud is Just a Rumour; The Times of India (New Delhi); Nov 20, 2006.

X-Bonus

Hunting is not a sport. In a sport, both sides should know they're in the game. -Paul Rodriguez

Subscribe:

Sign up to receive A.Word.A.Day in your mailbox every day.

"The most welcomed, most enduring piece of daily mass e-mail in cyberspace." -The New York Times 

Sponsored by:

Give the Gift of Words

Share the magic of words. Send a gift subscription of A.Word.A.Day.

Anu on Words:
Writer Magazine
Globe & Mail 

Interact:

Bulletin board
Wordsmith Talk

Moderated Chat
Wordsmith Chat

Readers' Voice
AWADmail

Subscriber Services
Awards | Stats | Links | Privacy Policy
Contribute | Advertise

© 1994-2017 Wordsmith