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Pooh—your health is better: you don't look like the same man.

Pooh—you were equally despondent in our excursions elsewhere.

"Pooh, man, you're frightening yourself," the Colonel answered.

"Pooh, I shan't mind how criss-cross he is," declared Patricia valiantly.

"Pooh, that's as easy as rolling off a log," she said, with a toss of her turban.

"Pooh," said Patricia, turning from her own reflection with a gay laugh.

"Pooh, she didn't have to pay much," said Judith with the callousness of childhood.

Pooh; sure Solomon, queen o' Sheba, said there was time enough for all things.

I hear your upbraiding voice, 'Pooh, man, catch her up and kiss her!'

If he doesn't understand a thing at once he dismisses it with “pooh.”

WORD ORIGIN

1590s, "a 'vocal gesture' expressing the action of puffing anything away" [OED], first attested in Hamlet Act I, Scene III, where Polonius addresses Ophelia with, "Affection! pooh! you speak like a green girl, / Unsifted in such perilous circumstance. / Do you believe his tenders, as you call them?" But the "vocal gesture" is perhaps ancient.

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