See also: sjö and sjö.

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sjoe

  1. (South Africa) whew; phew; expressing surprise, relief, etc.
    • 2005, Alan Brand, Positively Alive (page 25)
      We open the front door after switching off the alarms and unlocking the security gates and sigh with relief, "Sjoe, it's still all here!", relieved to find that we have not become a crime statistic, another victim.
    • 2007, Heinrich Troost, Plot Loss (page 14)
      'Sjoe, it's coming down hard, eh? It's fantastic,' she shouts and discharges an exuberant giggle. They run along the side of the house onto a big covered veranda, an entertainment area from where they can see the rain sifting down in sheets []
    • 2011, Beverley Naidoo, Aesop's Fables (page 20)
      Sjoe, it was still alive! As the young man turned to pick up his stick to beat it, the snake spat its poison into the man's water gourd before slithering away.

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French chou

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ʃu/
  • Hyphenation: sjoe
  • Rhymes: -u

NounEdit

sjoe m (plural sjoes, diminutive sjoeke n)

  1. (Belgium) darling (also as form of address)

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