- whet one's appetite,
- whether or not,
Origin of whew
Examples from the Web for whew
“Whew, that guy,” says Jerry wearily, rising to go out front for his set with the New Riders.
“But whew,” he says, making a whistling sound and sweeping his hand over his head.
So—whew—the bleeding seems finally to have been staunched, three months after BP stabbed its hole in the bottom of the sea.
Then as she dropped the oars for a second she drank in three long breaths of air to at last release a long drawn “Whew!”Witches Cove|Roy J. Snell
And spends my money, too, on scientific rescue work among women who—whew!What Will People Say?|Rupert Hughes
"Whew," he whistled as he glanced up and saw her at the little window of the attic.Patchwork|Anna Balmer Myers
Whew—— "Señor of all the domains, fiefs, keeps and marshes of Warren of Kentucky—"The Ghost Breaker|Paul Dickey
She drew it out, hastily unrolled it until she saw that a dark plaster lay in the middle, then, with a "Whew!"Shoulder-Straps|Henry Morford
exclamation of astonishment, etc., early 15c., a whistling sound, of imitative origin.