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pooh-pooh

 (po͞o′po͞o′)
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.]

pooh-pooh

(ˈpuːˈpuː)
vb
(tr) to express disdain or scorn for; dismiss or belittle

pooh-pooh

(ˈpuˈpu)

v.t.
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]
pooh′-pooh′er, n.

pooh-pooh


Past participle: pooh-poohed
Gerund: pooh-poohing

Imperative
pooh-pooh
pooh-pooh
Present
I pooh-pooh
you pooh-pooh
he/she/it pooh-poohs
we pooh-pooh
you pooh-pooh
they pooh-pooh
Preterite
I pooh-poohed
you pooh-poohed
he/she/it pooh-poohed
we pooh-poohed
you pooh-poohed
they pooh-poohed
Present Continuous
I am pooh-poohing
you are pooh-poohing
he/she/it is pooh-poohing
we are pooh-poohing
you are pooh-poohing
they are pooh-poohing
Present Perfect
I have pooh-poohed
you have pooh-poohed
he/she/it has pooh-poohed
we have pooh-poohed
you have pooh-poohed
they have pooh-poohed
Past Continuous
I was pooh-poohing
you were pooh-poohing
he/she/it was pooh-poohing
we were pooh-poohing
you were pooh-poohing
they were pooh-poohing
Past Perfect
I had pooh-poohed
you had pooh-poohed
he/she/it had pooh-poohed
we had pooh-poohed
you had pooh-poohed
they had pooh-poohed
Future
I will pooh-pooh
you will pooh-pooh
he/she/it will pooh-pooh
we will pooh-pooh
you will pooh-pooh
they will pooh-pooh
Future Perfect
I will have pooh-poohed
you will have pooh-poohed
he/she/it will have pooh-poohed
we will have pooh-poohed
you will have pooh-poohed
they will have pooh-poohed
Future Continuous
I will be pooh-poohing
you will be pooh-poohing
he/she/it will be pooh-poohing
we will be pooh-poohing
you will be pooh-poohing
they will be pooh-poohing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been pooh-poohing
you have been pooh-poohing
he/she/it has been pooh-poohing
we have been pooh-poohing
you have been pooh-poohing
they have been pooh-poohing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been pooh-poohing
you will have been pooh-poohing
he/she/it will have been pooh-poohing
we will have been pooh-poohing
you will have been pooh-poohing
they will have been pooh-poohing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been pooh-poohing
you had been pooh-poohing
he/she/it had been pooh-poohing
we had been pooh-poohing
you had been pooh-poohing
they had been pooh-poohing
Conditional
I would pooh-pooh
you would pooh-pooh
he/she/it would pooh-pooh
we would pooh-pooh
you would pooh-pooh
they would pooh-pooh
Past Conditional
I would have pooh-poohed
you would have pooh-poohed
he/she/it would have pooh-poohed
we would have pooh-poohed
you would have pooh-poohed
they would have pooh-poohed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.pooh-pooh - express contempt about
give tongue to, utter, express, verbalise, verbalize - articulate; either verbally or with a cry, shout, or noise; "She expressed her anger"; "He uttered a curse"
2.pooh-pooh - reject with contemptpooh-pooh - reject with contempt; "She spurned his advances"
refuse, decline - show unwillingness towards; "he declined to join the group on a hike"
rebuff, snub, repel - reject outright and bluntly; "She snubbed his proposal"
pass up, turn down, decline, refuse, reject - refuse to accept; "He refused my offer of hospitality"
turn down, turn away, refuse, reject - refuse entrance or membership; "They turned away hundreds of fans"; "Black people were often rejected by country clubs"

pooh-pooh

verb scorn, dismiss, slight, disregard, play down, sneer at, disdain, spurn, deride, brush aside, scoff at, belittle, sniff at, make little of, turn up your nose at (informal) The medical profession tends to pooh-pooh colonic irrigation.
praise, glorify, exalt, extol
Translations

pooh-pooh

[puːˈpuː] VTdespreciar; [+ proposal etc] → rechazar con desdén; [+ danger etc] → menospreciar, negar la importancia de

pooh-pooh

pooh-pooh

[ˈpuːˈpuː] vt (fam) → farsi beffe di
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