phew

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

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

phew Synonyms

Synonyms
faugh, fie, yuck, phooey, rats, ugh, yech (or yecch)
Related Words
ah, bah, boo, humph, pish, pooh, pshaw, sheesh, tush, tut, tut-tut; alack, alas, woe
Near Antonyms
yum-yum

PHEW Defined for English Language Learners

phew

interjection

Definition of phew for English Language Learners

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


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