poo

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See also: -poo, Poo, POO, and poˀo

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /pu/
  • (US) IPA(key): /puː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uː

Etymology 1

See pooh.

Noun

poo (countable and uncountable, plural poos)

  1. Alternative spelling of pooh: an instance of saying "poo".
  2. (uncountable, childish) Feces.
    • 1960, Harold Wentworth & al., Dictionary of American Slang, p. 401:
      Poo... feces.
    • 2018 Brent Butt, "Sasquatch Your Language", Corner Gas Animated:
      Wherever legitimate tracks are found there's always some fresh scat, y'know, poo, flop, dumplings.
  3. (countable, chiefly Britain, childish) A piece of feces or an act of defecation.
    • 1981 June 22, The Guardian, p. 8:
      That doggy's doing a poo.
  4. (uncountable, slang) Cannabis resin.
  5. (uncountable, slang) Champagne.
    Who wants another glass of poo?
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Verb

poo (third-person singular simple present poos, present participle pooing, simple past and past participle pooed)

  1. Alternative spelling of pooh: to say "poo".
  2. (intransitive, childish) To defecate.
    • 1975 July 6, C. James, Observer, p. 23:
      The dog practically has to poo on his shoe before he can make the pinch.
  3. (transitive, childish) To dirty something with feces.
    • 1989 Dec. 11, The Mercury:
      Most babies I knew then had on introduction either howled or pooed their pants.
    • 2003 March 13, The Sun:
      We all know what happened to them—they... poohed their pants.
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Interjection

poo

  1. Alternative spelling of pooh: Expressing dismissal, disgust, etc.
  2. (euphemistic) Expressing annoyance, frustration, etc.: a minced oath for 'shit'.
    • 1986' January 12, Chicago Tribune, page 3c:
      Petulant and pouty, Stephanie herself says things like, ‘Oh, poo.’
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Etymology 2

See -poo.

Suffix

poo

  1. Alternative spelling of -poo.

Etymology 3

Clipping of shampoo.

Noun

poo (uncountable)

  1. Short for shampoo.
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Noun

poo

  1. pig

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Middle English

Noun

poo

  1. Alternative form of po

Old Portuguese

Etymology

From a Vulgar Latin *pulus, from earlier *pulvus, from Latin pulvis (powder; dust), from Proto-Indo-European *pel- (flour, dust).

Pronunciation

Noun

poo m (plural poos)

  1. powder (fine particles made by grinding substance)

Descendants

  • Galician: po
  • Portuguese:

Seri

PecariTajacu.jpg

Noun

poo

  1. (archaic) collared peccary, Pecari tajacu
    Synonym: ziix ina quicös

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Tswana

Pronunciation

Noun

pôô (plural dipoo)

  1. bull (male cow)