- An expression of rejection or disgust.
1791, Thomas Paine, A dialogue on the Rights of Britons, between a Farmer, a Sailor, and a Manufacturer, edition 2nd ed.:
- Sai. The devil he has, and yet that's odd enough, for I have heard of the British Constitution, and as a d-d good one too, all over the world. / Far. Phoo, Phoo! Paine knows well enough that we have a Constitution, which has long been the admiration of the world.