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British Dictionary definitions for phut

phut

noun
  1. a representation of a muffled explosive sound
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adverb
  1. go phut to break down or collapse
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Word Origin

C19: of imitative origin
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Examples from the Web for phut

Historical Examples

  • A bullet went "phut" into the ground at my feet as I lay on a stretcher.

    The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"

    George Davidson

  • The two priests went back to the garden, and Phut was in solitude.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest

    Alexander Glovatski

  • “In that case show me the road to the priestess,” said Phut.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest

    Alexander Glovatski

  • Then Phut left the gallery and went to his chamber on a higher story.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest

    Alexander Glovatski

  • The engine kept on with its rapid "phut, phut, phut" steadily, but the air-ship was sinking much more rapidly than it should.

    Stories of Inventors

    Russell Doubleday