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pooh-pooh

Saltos de línea: pooh-pooh
Pronunciación: /ˈpuːpuː
 
, puːˈpuː
 
/

Definición de pooh-pooh en inglés:

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[with object] informal
Dismiss (an idea or suggestion) as being foolish or impractical: until recently, this idea was pooh-poohed by the scientific community
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The current favourite among the newer generation of stars, Kapoor with a toss of her well shaped head pooh-poohs any suggestions of being the ‘dumb blonde’.
  • Like those before him, Horowitz pooh-poohs the idea of a recalcitrant left waking up to the error of its anti-war protesting ways.
  • He also pooh-poohs the idea of auspicious days for starting house construction.
Sinónimos
dismiss, reject, brush aside, play down, spurn, rebuff, repudiate, disregard, discount, wave aside, make light of, make little of, belittle, treat with contempt, ridicule, deride, mock, hold up to scorn, scoff at, sneer at
North American informal slam-dunk
Australian/New Zealand informal wipe

Origen

late 18th century: reduplication of pooh.

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