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  • interj. An exclamation of disgust, especially for a smell, or contempt.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • interj. An exclamation of contempt, disgust, or abhorrence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • An exclamation of disgust, contempt, or abhorrence.


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  • Philistine, if pressed for the reasons of his dislike, would either become inarticulate, ejaculating "faugh" and "pah" like an old-fashioned

    The Hill of Dreams

  • To me there is something repugnant in merely striking a man with one's naked fist — faugh! it is sickening!


  • But — faugh! — this moral linen of yours smells tainted, just like a winding-sheet.

    Pillars of Society

  • Becky, too, knew some ladies here and there — French widows, dubious Italian countesses, whose husbands had treated them ill — faugh — what shall we say, we who have moved among some of the finest company of Vanity Fair, of this refuse and sediment of rascals?

    Vanity Fair

  • I have sworn brother to a leash of drawers, and can drink with any tinker in his own language during my life, — faugh!

    Washington Irving

  • Down Fish Street ... faugh, what a smell came up from pools of filth holding decaying scales and skin and fish guts, from heaps of heads and tails and fins!

    This Scepter'd Isle

  • Now you turn and ran like children from night-shadows, faugh!


  • I hear their feet (does it not sicken a man, that padding woolly tread! faugh!) on the stairs.

    The Silver Chair

  • Reading, where the biscuits are made you used to sell, faugh! and be sure to show you Windsor Castle. '

    Gladys, the Reaper

  • 'I was saying, mother, that we are to have a grand wedding, and you must take care not to let anything come out about the shop, faugh! or, indeed, not talk much to the friends I have asked -- Lady Simpson, for instance,'

    Gladys, the Reaper


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