See also: EW and Ew

English edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Onomatopoeic, ideophonic. Compare oh, ugh.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /(iː)uː/, [ɪ̃(ː)ʉ̃͡u], [ɯ᷈(ː)], [ʏʊ̯(ː)]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uː

Interjection edit

ew (with as many extra ‘e’s and/or ‘w’s as needed for emphasis)

  1. Expression of disgust or nausea.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:yuck
    Ew! There’s a fly in my soup.
    Ew! This peanut butter tastes disgusting!

Derived terms edit

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Translations edit

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Middle English edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old English īw, ēow, from Proto-West Germanic *īhu.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit


  1. yew (Taxus baccata)
  2. yew wood

Descendants edit

  • English: yew
  • Scots: yew, ewe
  • Yola: yew

References edit

Mokilese edit

Mokilese numbers (edit)
1 2  →  10  → 
    General: ew
    Animate: emen
    Long objects: apas
    Pieces: ekij
    Serial counting number: oahd
    General ordinal: keiow
    Animate ordinal: keiow
    Long objects ordinal: keiow
    Pieces ordinal: keiow

Etymology edit

e- (one) +‎ -w (general numeral classifier)

Numeral edit


  1. the numeral one

Usage notes edit

Ew is the general form of the numeral one, used for general counting and to describe the number of inanimate objects that are not considered long or pieces of other nouns.

Northern Kurdish edit

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

Central Kurdish ئەو (ew)
Southern Kurdish ئەۊ (eẅ)

ew (he) (she)

Central Kurdish ئەوان (ewan)
Southern Kurdish ئەوان (ewan)

ew (they)

ew (masculine oblique singular , feminine oblique singular , oblique plural wan)

  1. he, she, it, they

See also edit