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  • interj. Alternative spelling of ew.


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  • OED says 'ew' goes back to 1978. A quick Google search says it's in 1949 Dr. Seuss's - Bartholomew and the Oobleck.. but I don't have a copy of that book. I think it's worth checking this book for the word 'eww'.

    Anyways, the OED needs to watch some movies.

    "Richard: Eww. A tragic relation to begin with. I only hope he's not one of those method actors that who scratches and mumbles and pauses a lot, thereby destroying the impeccable rhythm of the author's prose. " 1964

    June 4, 2013

  • Yep. It's a cool word. You can express varying degrees of disgust by adjusting the number of e's and w's. For example:

    "Casu marzu? Eeeeewwwwwwww!"

    Ah, English...

    March 2, 2008

  • Is this same than yuk?

    March 1, 2008