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- (dated) Expressing contempt or disgust.
- 1738, Simon Wagstaff [pseudonym; Jonathan Swift], A Complete Collection of Genteel and Ingenious Conversation, According to the Most Polite Mode and Method Now Used at Court, and in the Best Companies of England. In Three Dialogues, London: Printed by B[enjamin] Motte, and C. Bathurst, at the Middle Temple-Gate in Fleet-street, OCLC 221377964, page 61:
- Lady Anſw[erall]. Colonel, ſome Ladies of your Acquaintance have promis'd to breakfast with you, and I am to wait on them; what will you give us? / Col[onel Atwit]. Why, faith, Madam, Batchelors Fare; Bread and Cheeſe, and Kiſſes. / Lady Anſw. Poh! what have you Batchelors to do with your Money, but to treat the Ladies? you have nothing to keep but your own Four Quarters.
- (contempt): pht, feh, meh, pooh, pshaw, bah, pish; see also Thesaurus:bah
- (disgust): bleah, eww, ick, pooh, uck; see also Thesaurus:yuck
- pooh! (expression of dismissal or contempt)