What does whew mean?

Expression of relief

Whew is an onomatopoeia people use to represent a sigh of relief. You're most likely to receive this slang term in a message after sharing good news.

Things that may make someone exclaim "Whew!" include (but are not limited to):

  • Learning a needed car repair won't cost much money
  • Discovering an assignment's due date got pushed back
  • Hearing a family member's surgery went well
  • Seeing a squirrel safely cross the road


"Whew! That was a close one."

A woman who is about send "Whew!"

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Last Updated: September 17, 2021

Whew definition

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