wah

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See also: Wah and wAH

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /wɑː/
    • (interjection also) IPA(key): [wa(ːː)], [wæ(ːː)]
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑː

Etymology 1[edit]

From Nepali [script needed] (wah donka).

Noun[edit]

wah (plural wahs)

  1. (archaic) The red panda.

Etymology 2[edit]

Imitative.

Interjection[edit]

wah

  1. A cry of fright, distress, etc.
  2. A cry of amazement, delight, etc.
Usage notes[edit]

The word is often extended, for instance "wahhhhhhh", "waaaaaah", etc.

Alternative forms[edit]
Translations[edit]

Noun[edit]

wah (plural wahs)

  1. (music) wah-wah.

Derived terms[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Navajo[edit]

Interjection[edit]

wah

  1. oops! (referring to oneself)
  2. clumsy! (referring to someone else)
  3. whew! (as one sits down after a strenuous activity)

Related terms[edit]


Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

wāh

  1. first/third-person singular past indicative of wīgan

Old Javanese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bahaq, compare Malay bah.

Noun[edit]

wah

  1. flood

Pnar[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Khasian *waʔ (river). Cognate with Khasi wah.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wah

  1. river

Southern Kam[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wah

  1. to say

Yucatec Maya[edit]

Noun[edit]

wah

  1. Alternative spelling of waaj