fooey

fooey

1. An exclamation of annoyance, frustration, exasperation, or disdain. Ah, fooey! I was hoping to be the one the teacher picked! A: "No, you can't keep the book!" B: "Fooey—you keep it then, I don't care."
2. Foolish nonsense or untruthful rubbish. A: "He said he couldn't afford to come." B: "What a bunch of fooey—he's got more money to burn than you or me put together!" They said the city's housing crisis was starting to abate, but anyone earning less than a six-figure salary can see that that's fooey.
3. An exclamation of disgust or revulsion from a very strong and unpleasant odor. (Pronounced with a slightly longer emphasis on the vowels than in Definitions 1 or 2.) Fooey! Who farted in here? A: "I bought some great French cheese at the farmer's market." B: "Fooey—that stuff stinks!"

phooey

1. An exclamation of annoyance, frustration, exasperation, or disdain. Ah, phooey! I was hoping to be the one the teacher picked! A: "No, you can't keep the book!" B: "Phooey—you keep it then, I don't care."
2. Foolish nonsense or untruthful rubbish. A: "He said he couldn't afford to come." B: "What a bunch of phooey—he's got more money to burn than you or me put together!" They said the city's housing crisis was starting to abate, but anyone earning less than a six-figure salary can see that that's phooey.
3. An exclamation of disgust or revulsion from a very strong and unpleasant odor. (Pronounced with a slightly longer emphasis on the vowels than in Definitions 1 or 2.) Phooey! Who farted in here? A: "I bought some great French cheese at the farmer's market." B: "Phooey—that stuff stinks!"

phooey

and fooey
1. n. nonsense. I’ve heard enough fooey. Let’s get out of here.
2. exclam. an expression of disgust, disagreement, or resignation. (Usually Phooey! or Fooey! Used typically when something smells or tastes bad.) Who died in here? Phooey!

fooey

verb
See phooey
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"Fooey, my father's flunkies fare far finer." The frazzled fugitive forlornly fumbled, frankly facing facts.
"Almost as soon as David Fa'alogo gets here, we'll be welcoming back Fooey from his holiday," said Brown, whose club are now being linked with a possible move for Hull FC's utility man Graeme Horne.
"It was only right and proper that we let Fooey go home, even though we knewhe'd miss at least one game," said Brown.