American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- interj. Used to express disgust, disbelief, or contempt.
- interj. An expression of disgust, rejection, or disappointment.
- Probably from Yiddish, from German pfui, influenced by phoo (Wiktionary)
“By the way, the index in The Complete Peanuts does list all occurrences of the word "phooey" and its variant, "fooey".”
“I only bring it up because I keep coming across panels in comic books and comic strips that use the word "phooey" that I can't help but think "wow, that would have been good to use on a band flyer.”
“On the other hand, oh phooey … middle eastern politics drive us all mad …. kactuz”
“Any objections to Kagan based on her opposition to DADT are phooey.”
“It was an ape, not a monkey. deathmetalhero awesome! mangoshakes yeah i also love Routh. he's actually a draw for me if he'd get some meaty movie roles. also, i dig the cgi costume too. though i wonder if it'll be half cgi with the mo-cap suit acting as a "base". and phooey i thought it'd be cool if nathan fillion got the martin jordan role. that'd be funny.”
“All that Republican non-sense about home ownership improving communities, phooey.”
“Argument rages, but most of it is self-serving phooey.”
“And phooey on Ebay for even thinking it was okay to sell ARCs!”
“As to your questions about the expression of information, well, phooey on you.”
“I often hear people say they can't grow roses without chemicals, and to them I say "phooey!”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘phooey’.
keep it rated G please, thanks!
( open list, randomness )
Words or Sayings from the 1920's or whatever that no one really uses anymore (at least in that context).
My Nana, that is.
words with oe that aren't:
or compound latin thingies (electroencephalograph)
Looking for tweets for phooey.