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phut

/fʌt/
noun
1.
a representation of a muffled explosive sound
adverb
2.
go phut, to break down or collapse
Word Origin
C19: of imitative origin
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Historical Examples
  • “In that case show me the road to the priestess,” said phut.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • A bullet went "phut" into the ground at my feet as I lay on a stretcher.

  • Looks like this ol' sausage was punctured bad, an' I'm gettin' to think she's goin' to phut out quick an' go down wallop.

    Air Men o' War Boyd Cable
  • The two priests went back to the garden, and phut was in solitude.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • Then phut left the gallery and went to his chamber on a higher story.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • The streets along which phut and the slave passed were narrow for the greater part, crooked and full of holes.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • Dost thou who hast entered,” asked the priest, pointing at phut, “know what this sign on the curtain signifies?

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • The journey had lasted rather long when all at once phut found himself before a low door with a multitude of bronze nail heads.

    The Pharaoh and the Priest Alexander Glovatski
  • And our escape, which had offered a most excellent chance of success, went "phut" accordingly.

    The Secrets of a Kuttite Edward O. Mousley
  • With the phut of the closing safety-valve came the conductor's cry of "All aboard!"

phut in the Bible

Phut is placed between Egypt and Canaan in Gen. 10:6, and elsewhere we find the people of Phut described as mercenaries in the armies of Egypt and Tyre (Jer. 46:9; Ezek. 30:5; 27:10). In a fragment of the annuals of Nebuchadrezzar which records his invasion of Egypt, reference is made to "Phut of the Ionians."

Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary
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