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phew

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

Simple Definition of phew

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of phew

  1. 1 —used to express relief or fatigue

  2. 2 —used to express disgust at or as if at an unpleasant odor

1604

First Known Use of phew

1604


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