Definition of whew in English:

whew

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Pronunciation: /hwjuː
 
, fjuː
 
/

exclamation

  • Used to express surprise, relief, or a feeling of being very hot or tired: whew—and I thought it was serious!
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    • All those long, languorous movements, eyes locked, bodies welded at the breast, legs entwining whew!
    • Speaking of different philosophies on relationships…whew!
    • You're almost relieved when you discover that it's mostly beans and rice: whew!

Origin

late Middle English: imitative; compare with phew.

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