Pshaw Pshaw, v. i. To express disgust or contemptuous disapprobation, as by the exclamation `` Pshaw!'' [1913 Webster]

The goodman used regularly to frown and pshaw wherever this topic was touched upon. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Pshaw — Pshaw, interj. [Of imitative origin.] Pish! pooch! an exclamation used as an expression of contempt, disdain, dislike, etc. [Written also {psha}.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pshaw — [ pʃɔ ] interjection OLD FASHIONED used for showing that you disagree with someone or something or that you think something is nonsense …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • pshaw — exclamation of contempt or rejection, 1670s …   Etymology dictionary

  • pshaw — [shô] n., interj. (an exclamation) used to express impatience, disgust, contempt, disbelief, etc …   English World dictionary

  • pshaw — /shaw/, interj. 1. (used to express impatience, contempt, disbelief, etc.) n. 2. an exclamation of pshaw! v.i. 3. to say pshaw. v.t. 4. to say pshaw at or to. [1665 75] * * * …   Universalium

  • pshaw — interjection /ˈʃɑː,pʃɔː/ Indicating disapproval, irritation, impatience or disbelief. Pshaw! I cant believe it! …   Wiktionary

  • pshaw — /pʃɔ/ (say pshaw) interjection (an exclamation expressing impatience, contempt, disbelief, etc.) …   Australian English dictionary

  • pshaw — interjection Date: 1656 used to express irritation, disapproval, contempt, or disbelief …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • pshaw — (p)ʃɔː interj. ugh! (cry of contempt) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • pshaw — [pʃɔ:, ʃɔ:] exclamation dated or humorous an expression of contempt or impatience …   English new terms dictionary

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