phooey

interjection phoo·ey \ ˈfü-ē \

Definition of phooey

used to express repudiation or disgust

Examples of phooey in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of phooey

1919

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phooey Synonyms

Synonyms

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

Near Antonyms

yum-yum;

Related Words

ah, bah, boo, humph, pish, pooh, pshaw, sheesh, tush, tut, tut-tut;

alack, alas, woe;


PHOOEY Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of phooey for English Language Learners

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



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