- To pooh-pooh is defined as a way to indicate that something cannot happen, or to make a joke about something.
When someone makes suggestions about where you should eat dinner and you find something wrong with every single suggestion, this is an example of when you pooh-pooh all the suggestions.
Origin of pooh-poohreduplicated, reduplication of pooh
transitive verbpooh-poohed, pooh-pooh·ing, pooh-poohs Informal
Origin of pooh-poohReduplication of pooh.
(third-person singular simple present poohpoohs, present participle poohpoohing, simple past and past participle poohpoohed)
- Alternative form of pooh-pooh.