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[pf; spelling pronunciation faw] /pf; spelling pronunciation fɔ/
(used to express contempt or disgust.)
Origin of faugh
First recorded in 1535-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Probably the author of it has read "Liza of Lambeth," and said faugh!

    Books and Persons Arnold Bennett
  • faugh, theres an ugly name, my girl, for such mothers as yours!

  • O, these that have no sap of retort and obtuse wit in them: faugh!

  • I shall suffer, to yield so pretty and pure a gem to the coronet of—faugh!

    Paul Clifford, Complete Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  • On the moor with the wind blowing about one 'twas a pleasure to be, but faugh!

  • You can obey if you like, but it's the last run I make with this—faugh!

    To The Front Charles King
  • In brief, he is afraid of responsibilities which unfortunately I cannot shoulder in the better world to come—faugh, faugh, faugh!

    Atlantis Gerhart Hauptmann
  • I will awake you when we get to Reading, where the biscuits are made you used to sell, faugh!

    Gladys, the Reaper Anne Beale
  • faugh, he don't know no more why he's a Republican than a yeller dog'd know!

    In the Arena Booth Tarkington
  • Still, smells are brought over in samples by missionaries and men like you, and people say ‘faugh!’

    The Pools of Silence H. de Vere Stacpoole
British Dictionary definitions for faugh


an exclamation of disgust, scorn, etc
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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