wanna

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See also: wanną

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈwɑ.nə/, /ˈwʌnə/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɒnə

Contraction[edit]

wanna

  1. (informal) Represents a contracted pronunciation of want to.
    I wanna go home!
  2. (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 very casual writing or transcription of casual speech. They are common in transcriptions of pop song lyrics.

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]

Noun[edit]

wanná f

  1. (anatomy) heart

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin vannus.

Noun[edit]

wanna f

  1. tub

Descendants[edit]

  • German: Wanne

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from early Modern High German Wanne or its Middle High German etymon.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

wanna f

  1. bath, bathtub

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • wanna in Polish dictionaries at PWN