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phew

 (fyo͞o)
interj.
Used to express relief, fatigue, surprise, or disgust.
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phew

(fjuː)
interj
an exclamation of relief, surprise, disbelief, weariness, etc
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phew

(ʰwyu, fyu)

interj.
(used as an exclamation to express relief, disgust, exhaustion, surprise, etc.): Phew, it's hot!
[1595–1605]
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Translations
أُف!
uf!
føjpuhapyh
fíu
huh
úff!
ふぅ
fe!fui!
fui!tpū!
puh
Öf!Üff!

phew

[fjuː] EXCL¡uf!, ¡puf!
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phew

[ˈfjuː] exclouf!
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phew

interjMensch, puh
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phew

[fjuː] excl (heat, tiredness) → uff!; (relief, surprise) → uh!
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

phew

(fjuː) interjection
a word or sound used to express disgust, tiredness, relief etc. Phew!
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.
References in classic literature ?
He whistled "Phew!" scrutinizing me from head to foot.
"Phew! how hot it is!" he said, in spite of twelve degrees of frost, flinging his open overcoat still wider open.
"Phew!" said he, disdainfully, "monseigneur lodged his grandeur very meanly here."
"Phew!" Sheldon leaned back from the table in mock fear.
"Phew," said I, grabbing at the halo of flies which buzzed cheerfully round my head.
"Phew!" he exclaimed, "the beggars are everywhere."
I couldn't refuse Marlow the tribute of a prolonged whistle "Phew! So you suppose that .
"Phew!" said Gray Brother (he was the eldest of Mother Wolf's cubs).
"Phew," said Horse Egan, when a burial-party had taken over the burden.
Phew is one of the brands operated by PruWell International.
As we said, phew! The weather wasn't without its casualties.
Phew! The 53-year-old former banker is changing outfits as often as the new Cabinet changes its policies.