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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Interjection- Imitative of a whistling sound, used to express discomfort caused usually by heat or humidity.

Usage examples (32)
  • A sharp 'phew' followed by some tongue clicking, and the offer came.
  • I was like, "phew" then it was our stop and we got off and laughed our heads off.
  • A guy with AUSTIN tattooed on his arm goes "phew" and shakes his head.
  • But the next time I just had to reset the timer to 00: 00 and was like "phew". for more
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  • She exclaimed "phew" (exclamation of relief) when she saw the earthquake damaged "few" (a small number) of her crystal wine goblets.
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