- (used as an exclamation to express disgust, exhaustion, surprise, impatience, relief, etc.): Phew, it's hot!
Origin of phew
Related Words for phewexclamation, wow, amen, hello, alas, boo, hurrah, ahem, oh, whoopee, hooray, shucks, er, gosh, well, gesundheit, golly, phew, ouch, rah
Examples from the Web for phew
Contemporary Examples of phew
Phew, he could have sex too, so an heir for Downton was assured.Dan Stevens Blows Up ‘Downton’: From Chubby-Cheeked Aristo to Lean, Mean American Psycho
September 19, 2014
Historical Examples of phew
Phew, that doesn't sound like our fine lady of the stony heart!Miss Pat at School
"Phew," said Horse Egan, when a burial-party had taken over the burden.Soldiers Three, Part II.
His meat, what he would sell my customers, what trust me for years, phew!The Woodcraft Girls at Camp
Lillian Elizabeth Roy
Don't you know, Richard, when you were untying it at the top of the steps I said 'Phew!Georgina of the Rainbows
Annie Fellows Johnston
They are one ov the phew who take their house with them, when they go away from home.The Complete Works of Josh Billings
Henry W. Shaw
- an exclamation of relief, surprise, disbelief, weariness, etc
Word Origin and History for phew
vocalic gesture expressing weariness, etc., attested from c.1600.