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Contraction of want to. Attested as early as 1824.
Audio (US) (file)
- Rhymes: -ɒnə
- (informal) Represents a contracted pronunciation of want to.
- I wanna go home!
- 2017 January 31, Emma Kennedy, Shoes for Anthony: A Novel, Macmillan, →ISBN, →OCLC, page 115:
- 'Pair of shoes for you at last.' I picked one up. It was weathered, with a split heel and no laces. 'Too big for me,' I said, dropping it back to the floor. 'Wanna look at the Germans, like?' said Ade, standing. 'Proper, like? Come on. […]
The spoken contractions are widespread in everyday informal speech. The written contractions are inappropriate outside informal writing or transcription of casual speech.
Wanna is less commonly and less regularly used as a contraction of wants to and wants a.
- Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie), Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis), page 74
Old High German
From Proto-West Germanic *wannā.
- Middle High German: wanne
Borrowed from German Wanne, from Middle High German wanne, from Old High German wanna, from Latin vannus, from Proto-Italic *watnos, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂weh₁-.
Declension of wanna
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- Old High German terms derived from the Proto-Indo-European root *h₂weh₁-
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