phooey


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phoo·ey

 (fo͞o′ē)
interj.
Used to express disgust, disbelief, or contempt.

phooey

(ˈfuːɪ)
interj
informal an exclamation of scorn, contempt, disbelief, etc
[C20: probably variant of phew]

phoo•ey

(ˈfu i)

interj. Informal.
(used as an exclamation of contempt or disgust.)
[1925–30]
Translations

phooey

[ˈfuːɪ] EXCL (= rubbish) → ¡bobadas!; (annoyance) → ¡qué tonto soy!; (disappointment) → ¡ay!

phooey

interj (scorn) → pah, bah; (disgust) → pfui

phooey

[ˈfuːɪ] excl (fam) (to express disbelief) → ma dai!, ma va'!
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