Whew vs. Phew

Whew vs. Phew — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Whew and Phew

Whewverb

To whistle with a shrill pipe, like a plover.

Phewinterjection

Used to show relief, fatigue, or surprise.

Phew, that took a long time to define!

Phewinterjection

Used to show disgust.

Phew, it stinks in here!
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