pooh-pooh(redirected from pooh-poohing)
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tr.v. pooh-poohed, pooh-pooh·ing, pooh-poohs Informal
To express contempt for or impatience about; make light of: pooh-poohed their idea.
[Reduplication of pooh.]
(tr) to express disdain or scorn for; dismiss or belittle
1. to express disdain or contempt for; dismiss lightly.v.i.
2. to express disdain or contempt.
[1820–30; v. use of reduplication of pooh]
Past participle: pooh-poohed
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|Verb||1.||pooh-pooh - express contempt about|
|2.||pooh-pooh - reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances"|
pass up, turn down, decline, refuse, reject - refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"