Definition of phooey in English:

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phooey

Pronunciation: /ˈfo͞oē/
informal

exclamation

(also pfui)
Used to express disdain or disbelief: I say phooey to all their money and fine clothes
More example sentences
  • 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.

noun

Nonsense: those excuses are a lot of phooey
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

1920s: imitative.

Words that rhyme with phooey

bluey, chewy, chop suey, cooee, Dewey, dewy, Drambuie, feng shui, gluey, gooey, hooey, Hughie, Louie, Louis, rouille, screwy, Wanganui

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Syllabification: phoo·ey

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