whew

whew

[hwyoo]
interjection
1.
(a whistling exclamation or sound expressing astonishment, dismay, relief, etc.)
noun
2.
an utterance of “whew.”

Origin:
1505–15; imitative

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whew (hwjuː)
 
interj
an exclamation or sharply exhaled breath expressing relief, surprise, delight, etc

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whew
exclamation of astonishment, etc., early 15c., a whistling sound, of imitative origin.
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