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phew

[fyoo, pfyoo, whyoo] /fyu, pfyu, whyu/
interjection
1.
(used as an exclamation to express disgust, exhaustion, surprise, impatience, relief, etc.):
Phew, it's hot!
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605
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  • One response to this line of thinking is to say, phew, the world economy dodged a bullet.
British Dictionary definitions for phew

phew

/fjuː/
interjection
1.
an exclamation of relief, surprise, disbelief, weariness, etc
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Word Origin and History for phew

vocalic gesture expressing weariness, etc., attested from c.1600.

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