тьфу

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Russian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic, sound resembles spitting.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [tʲfu]
  • IPA(key): [tfu] (phonetic respelling: тфу)

Interjection[edit]

тьфу ‎(tʹfu)

  1. Mimics the sound of spitting.
  2. (strong disgust or disappointment) fie!; for shame!; nuts!; damn it!, dammit!

Derived terms[edit]