from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- interjection Used to express strong emotion, such as relief or amazement.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A sudden vanishing away.
- noun A whistling sound, usually noting astonishment.
- noun Same as
- To utter the interjection whew or a sound like it; whistle with a shrill pipe, as a plover or duck.
- An exclamation, uttered with a whistling sound, expressing astonishment or dismay.
- To fly hastily: make great speed. Also whiew. Brockett; Halliwell.
- To hurry or bustle about; work tempestuously.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun A sound like a half-formed whistle, expressing astonishment, scorn, or dislike.
- noun [Prov. Eng.] the European widgeon.
- intransitive verb Prov. Eng. & Scot. To whistle with a shrill pipe, like a plover.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- interjection An expressive sound made indicating the
releaseof one's inner tension; the release of breath; an expression of relief.
- interjection An expression of amazement or surprise.
- verb UK, Scotland, dialect To
whistlewith a shrill pipe, like a plover.
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NTodd has the whole famdamily back together again -- whew!
So politically speaking it's one of those "whew" moments, right, because when you hit 10 percent unemployment, the game changes.
All I can say is, "whew," and I'm glad I went through a licensed realtor to find my new place.
Election Day should be a time to say "whew" and kick back and wait.
The man obviously was a superior being, because other than a muttered "whew" he showed no sign of discomfort.
Some time later Toby uttered a low "whew" that caused Chatz, just then in the act of putting the pole back into the water, to hold it suspended in midair.
Cecil was whistling away when suddenly he gave a tremendous "whew" of astonishment and sprang to his feet.
In spite of the recent lecture on good manners, the weaver could not help giving a long "whew" of astonishment, and the others were so amused by his _naiveté_ that the merriment flitted all over their faces, though for courtes y's sake thay forbore actual laughter; while
In spite of the recent lecture on good manners, the weaver could not help giving a long "whew" of astonishment, and the others were so amused by his naiveté that the merriment flitted all over their faces, though for courtesy's sake they forbore actual laughter; while I looked from one to the other in a puzzled manner, and at last said:
Such a settling of legs and arms and packages there was; and in the middle of it "whew" went the whistle, and off they went away to the mountains.