(used to represent the sound of a weapon, esp. a beam weapon)
Usually in reduplicated form pew pew pew.
‘I’ll get even with them for what they done to you,’ Pew-pew-pew went the finger-gun, shooting it out with the bad men.
He trained the telescopic sight…. Pew! Pew! Pew! The head, the heart, a lung. Isoceles hit. Superior. He was already dismantling the silencer.
Power Eaters 122
Kira leaned into the controls, brought Defiant up on an edge, rolled around Rugg’l’s stern, and opened fire again. Pew-pew-pew.
Station Rage (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine) 231
‘Sir?’ you hear one of the clones say, before—PEW-PEW-PEW! ‘They’ve opened fire on Janu!’ screams Peder.
Tethan Battle Adventure (Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Decide Your Destiny) 44
Laser hats were scorchingly bad-arse because they put lasers on your head and you went pew-pew-pew when you walked down the street.
Pirate Cinema (2013)
2014 Starburst Magazine (#399) Apr. 108/1
It has proper plastic UFO pieces that stack on top of each other, perfect for making little ‘zoom’ and ‘pew pew’ noises when you blow up another player’s homeworld.
2022 Condé Nast Traveler 15 June (online ed.)
A bowling alley, and…the laser-tag joint Ultrazone…defined my teen years, as my friends and I gutter-balled and pew-pew-pew-ed our weekends away.
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In the compilation of some entries, HDSF has drawn extensively on corresponding entries in OED.