\ a voiceless bilabial fricative usually followed by a voiceless (y)ü or sound; often read as ˈf(y)ü How to pronounce phew (audio) \

Definition of phew

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

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1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Phew.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phew. Accessed 11 Apr. 2021.

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

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