Synonyms for pooh-pooh
- play down
- brush aside
- make light of
- scoff at
- sneer at
- treat with contempt
- wave aside
Antonyms for pooh-pooh
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR POOH-POOH
That was the sort of apparition that no guilty man would dare to pooh-pooh.
Here, for instance, I don't like the way you talk to me, the way you pooh-pooh my hospitality.
Your wife will suggest calling in the doctor, but pooh-pooh him.
Lancaster, whenever he noticed her dejection, was inclined to pooh-pooh it.
They used to pooh-pooh the idea of the alchemists that gold had medicinal virtue.
Assuming at first to "pooh-pooh" spiritualism as moonshine, his interest nevertheless increased.
Certain of the white residents called him Pooh-pooh too, which hurt more deeply.
After a hearty meal, the girl felt inclined to pooh-pooh her fancies of half an hour before.
If I am not mistaken, he will pooh-pooh the whole thing; tell you to keep quiet, not to worry, and so on.
But if you know collies, you will think twice before you pooh-pooh it as rankly impossible.
"to dismiss lightly and contemptuously," 1827, a slang reduplication of dismissive expression pooh. Among the many 19th century theories of the origin of language was the Pooh-pooh theory (1860), which held that language grew from natural expressions of surprise, joy, pain, or grief.