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See also: PAH
- Used to express distaste, disgust or outrage.
- c. 1603–1606, William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of King Lear”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies: Published According to the True Originall Copies (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act IV, scene vi]:
- Fie! fie! fie! pah! pah! Give me an ounce of civet, good apothecary, to sweeten my imagination.
- 1819, Washington Irving, The Spectre Bridegroom
- She was rarely suffered out of their sight; never went beyond the domains of the castle, unless well attended, or, rather, well watched; had continual lectures read to her about strict decorum and implicit obedience; and, as to the men—pah! she was taught to hold them at such distance and distrust that, unless properly authorized, she would not have cast a glance upon the handsomest cavalier in the world—no, not if he were even dying at her feet.
- See Thesaurus:yuck
pah (plural pahs)
- Dated form of (Maori fort).
|For pronunciation and definitions of pah – see 百 (“hundred; numerous; countless; etc.”).|
(This character, pah, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of 百.)
- Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 45