phoo·​ey | \ ˈfü-ē How to pronounce phooey (audio) \

Definition of phooey

used to express repudiation or disgust

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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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 20 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of phooey

chiefly US, informal + humorous used to express disbelief, disappointment, or a strong dislike for something

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not to be intimidated or subdued

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