- a representation of a muffled explosive sound
- go phut to break down or collapse
C19: of imitative origin
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Examples from the Web for phut
A bullet went "phut" into the ground at my feet as I lay on a stretcher.The Incomparable 29th and the "River Clyde"
The two priests went back to the garden, and Phut was in solitude.
“In that case show me the road to the priestess,” said Phut.
Then Phut left the gallery and went to his chamber on a higher story.
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