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Poohsticks Line breaks: Pooh|sticks
Pronunciation: /ˈpuːstɪks/

Definition of Poohsticks in English:


[mass noun]
A game in which each player throws a stick over the upstream side of a bridge into a stream or river, the winner being the person whose stick emerges first from under the bridge.
Example sentences
  • The small road bridge where the River Lostock in Audiville crosses the fast, Manchester-to-Preston expressway, where the Ducatis hit 130, is the perfect place to combine two sweet childhood games - Poohsticks and Chicken.
  • The game of Poohsticks was invented here by Winnie-the-Pooh and was first played by him and his friends Rabbit, Piglet, and Roo.
  • It's the game of Poohsticks, which poor old Eeyore himself inadvertently joins in.


1920s: from Winnie-the- Pooh, the name of a toy bear in the children's books of A. A. Milne.

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