An exclamation or interjection indicating that one has smelled a foul odor or stink. Properly pronounced with one's nose either wrinkled in disgust or pinched with the fingers to block the stench. Sometimes written "Pee-yew" or "P.U."
"Oh my God, the dog got sprayed by a skunk. PU!"

This expression may be related to "phooey", "phew", or the Yiddish expression of disgust, "feh". If so, it may share etymology with the ubiquitous "foo".

An exclamation or interjection indicating that one has smelled a foul odor or stink. Properly pronounced with one's nose either wrinkled in disgust or pinched with the fingers to block the stench. Sometimes written "Pee-yew" or "P.U."
"Oh my God, the dog got sprayed by a skunk. PU!"

This expression may be related to "phooey", "phew", or the Yiddish expression of disgust, "feh". If so, it may share etymology with the ubiquitous "foo".

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