Wordsmith.org: the magic of words


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


Today's Word



A Random Word From the Archives

Want another word? Refresh this page

Permanent link for this word: 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.


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

We need your help

Help us continue to spread the magic of words to readers everywhere


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

© 1994-2018 Wordsmith