pish exclamation of contempt, attested from 1590s.

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  • Pish — Pish, interj. An exclamation of contempt. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Pish — Pish, v. i. To express contempt. Pope. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pish — [psh, pish] interj., n. (an exclamation) used to express disgust or impatience vi., vt. to utter this exclamation (to) …   English World dictionary

  • pish — fop·pish; frop·pish; hip·pish; hyp·pish; pish·pash; pish·posh; quip·pish; snap·pish; snap·pish·ly; snap·pish·ness; up·pish; wam·pish; pa·pish; pish; fop·pish·ly; fop·pish·ness; pish·rogue; up·pish·ly; up·pish·ness; …   English syllables

  • pish — /psh/; spelling pron. /pish/, interj. 1. (used as an exclamation of mild contempt or impatience.) n. 2. an exclamation of pish! v.i. 3. to say pish. v.t. 4. to say pish at or to. [1585 95; imit.] * * * …   Universalium

  • pish — Scottish Vernacular Dictionary verb:To urinate noun: Urine, Example: Ah never made it tae the pisher in time an noo mah kegs is aw pish (descriptive) Boggin crap, shitey, something of little value Example: Thon Budweiser is pure Pish so it is …   English dialects glossary

  • Pish — A pish is an imitated bird call (usually a scold or alarm call) used by birders and ornithologists to attract birds (generally Passerines). [cite journal |last=Zimmerling |first=JR |coauthors=Ankney, CD |date=2000 |title=A technique that… …   Wikipedia

  • pish — /pɪʃ/ (say pish), /pʃ/ (say psh) interjection (an exclamation of contempt or impatience.) …  

  • pish posh — interjection Nonsense; tommyrot. “Oh, pish posh,” Miss Beauregard didnt buy it. “Your home couldnt be that bad.” …   Wiktionary

  • pish — interjection Date: 1592 used to express disdain or contempt …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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