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Foh. interject. [from fah, Saxon, an enemy.] An interjection of abhorrence: as if one should at sight of any thing hated cry out a foe!

Not to affect many proposed matches
Of her own clime, complection and degree,
Whereto we see in all things nature tends,
Foh! one may smell in such a will most rank,
Foul disproportions, thoughts unnatural.
Shakes. Othello.

Sources: Shakespeare's Othello (60)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Foh." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: October 22, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=5469.


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