Definition of whew exclamation from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

whew

 exclamation
exclamation
BrE BrE//hwjuː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//hwjuː//
 
; BrE BrE//fjuː//
 
; NAmE NAmE//fjuː//
 
 
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a sound that people make to show that they are surprised or relieved about something or that they are very hot or tired Whew—and I thought it was serious! Ten grand? Whew! compare phew Word Origin late Middle English: imitative; compare with phew.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: whew