There are 2 main definitions of ew in English:

Share this entry

ew 1

Pronunciation: /ˈɪəuː/ /ˈiːuː/
(also eww)

exclamation

informal
Used to express disgust or distaste: ew, I’d hate to think what has been trampled into that carpet eww, how can you eat that?
More example sentences
  • We wouldn't like to be the street cleaner who gets that particular beat… eww.
  • I wish I was as tough as the skin on my feet (eww) sometimes.
  • Big hair and pencil skirts (eww) appeared at first.

Origin

1970s: imitative.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: ew

Share this entry
 

There are 2 main definitions of ew in English:

Share this entry

EW 2

Entry from US English dictionary

abbreviation

Enlisted woman (women).

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: EW

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.