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phew

[fyoo, pfyoo, whyoo]
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interjection
  1. (used as an exclamation to express disgust, exhaustion, surprise, impatience, relief, etc.): Phew, it's hot!
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Origin of phew

First recorded in 1595–1605
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phew

interjection
  1. an exclamation of relief, surprise, disbelief, weariness, etc
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Word Origin and History for phew

vocalic gesture expressing weariness, etc., attested from c.1600.

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