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phew

interjection \a voiceless bilabial fricative usually followed by a voiceless (y)ü or ue sound; often read as ˈf(y)ü\

—used to show that you are relieved, tired, hot, or disgusted

Full Definition of PHEW

1
—used to express relief or fatigue
2
—used to express disgust at or as if at an unpleasant odor

First Known Use of PHEW

1604

Related to PHEW

Synonyms
faugh, fie, yuck, phooey, rats, ugh, yech (or yecch)

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