Definition of phooey in English:


Syllabification: phoo·ey
Pronunciation: /ˈfo͞oē


(also pfui)
  • Used to express disdain or disbelief: I say phooey to all their money and fine clothes
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    • And, phooey to the woman on the bus who quipped, I had a dress just like that in tenth grade!
    • Say phooey to all your gloating girlfriends who spend V-day with any old bloke just because they are too insecure to make it on their own.
    • Say phooey to the introduction of the euro to Europe from January 1 at your peril - particularly if you have a tourism-related business in York or North Yorkshire.


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  • Nonsense: those excuses are a lot of phooey
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    • That's phooey to most ordinary investors, who want to see their wealth expand in absolute terms and not simply get poorer slower than their neighbors.
    • Added Browne: ‘They are just talking a lot of phooey.’
    • It's all phooey, of course, another case of grown-ups lying to kids for sentimental reasons.


1920s: imitative.

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