Pooh in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is pooh a Scrabble UK word?

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4 letters words from 'pooh'


3 letters words from 'pooh'


2 letters words from 'pooh'

HO 5OH 5
OO 2OP 4
PO 4 

All 4 letters words made out of pooh

pooh opoh pooh opoh ooph ooph poho opho phoo hpoo ohpo hopo poho opho phoo hpoo ohpo hopo oohp oohp ohop hoop ohop hoop

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word pooh. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in pooh.

Definitions and meaning of pooh


Alternative forms

  • poo
  • (obsolete): puh, poogh, pugh


Originally onomatopoeic for a puff of air, after earlier poh and similar to later pew, phew, pho, phoo, poof. Later influenced by poop, onomatopoeic for the sound of flatulating and defecating, and by interjections of disgust similar to phew, pee-ew.


  • (UK) IPA(key): /phuː/, /puː/
  • (US) IPA(key): /pu/



  1. Expressing dismissal, contempt, impatience, etc.
    • 1600, Ben Jonson, Every Man out of His Humor, iii, i, sig. iii:
      I am carelesse what the fustie World speakes of me, puh.
    • 1694, William Congreve, Double-Dealer, I, i, 2:
      Pooh, ha, ha, ha, I know you envy me.
  2. Expressing disgust at an unpleasant smell.
  3. (euphemistic) Alternative form of poo: a minced oath for 'shit'.
    • 1992 July 22, Time, page 55:
      Mom offers everybody fudge and says ‘Oh, pooh!’ when she gets upset.


  • (expressing contempt): pht, feh, meh, pshaw, pish, bah, poh; see also Thesaurus:bah
  • (expressing disgust at a smell): bleah, eww, ick, uck; see also Thesaurus:yuck

Derived terms

  • pooh-bah, poobah, pooh-pooh


pooh (countable and uncountable, plural poohs)

  1. (countable) An instance of saying "pooh".
    • 1818, Lord Byron, Beppo, canto vii, l. 4:
      A thing which causes many ‘poohs’ and ‘pishes’.
  2. (uncountable, childish) Alternative form of poo: feces.
  3. (countable, chiefly Britain, childish) Alternative form of poo: A piece of feces; an act of defecation.


pooh (third-person singular simple present poohs, present participle poohing, simple past and past participle poohed)

  1. (intransitive) To say "pooh".
    • 1614, John Taylor, The Nipping or Snipping of Abuses, L4:
      The wrimouth'd Crittick...
      That mewes, and puh's and shakes his brainelesse head...
    • 1798, Charlotte Smith, The Young Philosopher, Vol. I, page 44:
      The Doctor... pshaw'd and pooh'd for some time.
  2. (transitive) To say "pooh" to.
  3. (intransitive, childish) Alternative form of poo: To defecate or dirty something with feces.
    • 1989 April 1, Crisis, page 19:
      My cat poohed in here.
    • 2003 March 13, The Sun:
      We all know what happened to them—they... poohed their pants.


  • (all): pooh-pooh


  • “pooh, n. and int.”, in OED Online ⁠, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.
  • “pooh, v.”, in OED Online ⁠, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006.


  • Hoop, hoop, ooph, phoo

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to express contempt for.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)