wisha

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Irish mhuise, originally a euphemism for A Mhuire! (O Mary!) in calling upon the Virgin Mary.

Interjection[edit]

wisha

  1. (Ireland) An expression of surprise.
    • 1914, James Joyce, Dubliners[1]:
      'Wisha! wisha,' says I. 'A pound of chops,' says he, 'coming into the Mansion House.'