\ ˈiu̇ How to pronounce ew (audio) , ˈē-ü \

Definition of ew

 (Entry 1 of 2)

used to express disgust at something distasteful or repellent (such as a bad odor)Ew, what's that smell?

Definition of EW (Entry 2 of 2)

enlisted woman

First Known Use of ew

Interjection

1969, in the meaning defined above

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“Ew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ew. Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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