phooey

interjection
phoo·​ey | \ˈfü-ē \

Definition of phooey 

used to express repudiation or disgust

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Synonyms for phooey

Synonyms

fie, phew, ugh, yech (or yecch), yuck (also yuk)

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Examples of phooey in a Sentence

phooey, I can't believe we did so poorly in the rankings of the best places to live

First Known Use of phooey

1919, in the meaning defined above

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phooey

interjection

English Language Learners Definition of phooey

—used to express disbelief, disappointment, or a strong dislike for something

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