\ 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

Synonyms for phew

Synonyms

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

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First Known Use of phew

1604, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of phew was in 1604

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English Language Learners Definition of phew

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

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