wah

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English

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /wɑː/
    • (interjection also) IPA(key): [wa(ːː)], [wæ(ːː)], [wæ̃̂ːː][1]
    • (interjection, etymology 3) IPA(key): [wä(ːː)˦˨]
  • Audio (Southern England):(file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑː

Etymology 1

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From Nepali [script needed] (wah donka).

Noun

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wah (plural wahs)

  1. (archaic) The red panda.

Etymology 2

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Imitative.

Pronunciation

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Interjection

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wah

  1. A cry of fright, distress, etc. (especially of an infant or young child)
  2. A cry of amazement, delight, etc.
  3. (gaming, Super Mario canon) A cry from Waluigi that constitutes his signature catchphrase; it signals any of a wide range of emotions including surprise, excitement, exhilaration, dismay, self-pity, and rivalry.
Usage notes
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The word is often extended, for instance "wahhhhhhh", "waaaaaah", etc.

Alternative forms
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Translations
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Etymology 3

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Imitative.

Pronunciation

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Noun

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wah (plural wahs)

  1. (music) wah-wah.
Derived terms
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Etymology 4

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From Mandarin or Cantonese .

Interjection

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wah

  1. (Singlish, Manglish) Wow!; whoa! (expressing surprise or amazement)

References

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  1. ^ Adam Aleksic (2023 October 19) “At last, wæ̃̂ːː”, in Etymology Nerd[1], retrieved 2024-04-19

Anagrams

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Khasi

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Wah Umngot, Dawki, Meghalaya

Pronunciation

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IPA(key): /waːʔ/

Noun

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wah f

  1. river
    Kyrteng aiu kane ka wah?What is the name of this river?

Mokilese

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Etymology

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From Proto-Oceanic *puaq (fruit), from Proto-Austronesian *buaq (fruit)

Pronunciation

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Noun

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wah

  1. (one's) fruit

Declension

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Interjection

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wah

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

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Verb

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wāh

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

Old Javanese

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Etymology

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

Noun

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wah

  1. flood

Pnar

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Etymology

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

Pronunciation

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Noun

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wah

  1. river

Southern Kam

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Pronunciation

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Noun

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wah

  1. to say

Tarifit

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Etymology

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Particle

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wah

  1. yes
    Synonym: yih

See also

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Yucatec Maya

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Noun

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wah

  1. Alternative spelling of waaj