phut

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Interjection[edit]

phut

  1. A sound resembling the release of a blast of steam or exhaust.
    • 1980, Gillian Cooke, A Celebration of Christmas
      Even an expensive cracker can go off with a phut, not a bang, and burst to reveal one paper hat, one tired motto and a piece of plastic jewellery.
    • 2007, Susan Gates, Beyond the Billboard
      Then she heard the phut-phut-phut of an unfamiliar boat engine.