wanna

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See also: wanną and waŋná

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of want to. Attested as early as 1824.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (preconsonantal)
    • (US) IPA(key): /ˈwɑ.nə/, /ˈwʌ.nə/, /ˈwɔ.nə/
  • (prevocalic)
    • (US) IPA(key): /ˈwɑ.nʊ/, /ˈwʌ.nʊ/, /ˈwɔ.nʊ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒnə

Contraction[edit]

wanna

  1. (informal) Represents a contracted pronunciation of want to.
    I wanna go home!
    • 2017 January 31, Emma Kennedy, Shoes for Anthony: A Novel[1], 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. []
  1. (informal) Represents a contracted pronunciation of want a.
    I wanna puppy!

Usage notes[edit]

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.

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]

Afar[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /wanˈna/, [wʌnˈnʌ]
  • Hyphenation: wan‧na

Noun[edit]

wanná f 

  1. heart

References[edit]

  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[2], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis), page 74

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *wannā.

Noun[edit]

wanna f

  1. tub

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle High German: wanne

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

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-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wanna f

  1. bath, bathtub

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

adjective

Further reading[edit]

  • wanna in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • wanna in Polish dictionaries at PWN