[foo-ee] /ˈfu i/
(an exclamation indicating rejection, contempt, or disgust):
Phooey on all those political promises!
(informal) an exclamation of scorn, contempt, disbelief, etc
expression of contempt, 1929, from Yiddish, from German pfui (attested in English from 1866); popularized by Walter Winchell. Phoo “vocalic gesture expressing contemptuous rejection” is recorded from 1640s.
(also phoo or pfui or fooey or fooy or fuie) An exclamation of disbelief, rejection, contempt, etc
[1929+; fr Yiddish fr German; popularized by the newspaper columnist Walter Winchell]
[fawr-eyt, fohr-] /ˈfɔr eɪt, ˈfoʊr-/ noun, Chemistry. 1. a systemic insecticide, C 7 H 1 7 O 2 PS 3 , used especially as a soil treatment for the control of numerous crop-damaging insects.
[fawr-bawl, -bol] /ˈfɔr bɔl, -bɒl/ noun, Biochemistry. 1. the parent alcohol, C 2 0 H 2 8 O 6 , of certain carcinogenic compounds in croton oil.
[fawr-sis] /ˈfɔr sɪs/ noun, Classical Mythology. 1. a sea god who fathered the Gorgons.
n. see phoresy. phoresis pho·re·sis (fə-rē’sĭs, fôr’ĭ-) n. See electrophoresis.