AskDefine | Define phew

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An onomatopoeia: the sound of rapid exhalation one makes when some trying situation is over.



  1. Used to show relief, fatigue, surprise, or disgust.
    • Phew, that took a long time to define!


Used to show relief, fatigue, surprise, or disgust
  • trreq Arabic
  • trreq Chinese
  • Dutch: oef (*)
  • Finnish: huh
  • French: pfou
  • German: puh!
  • trreq Hebrew
  • Hungarian: püh
  • Italian: uff (heat, tiredness), uh (relief, surprise)
  • Japanese: ふぅ
  • Russian: уф! (uf)
  • trreq Spanish
  • Swedish: puh

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