Origin of pooh-poohreduplicated, reduplication of pooh
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.
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.
- But he didn't pooh-pooh Fred's suggestion.