exclamationBritish • informal
- Used to rouse or wake someone: Wakey-wakey! You’re holding up production!More example sentences
- Thousands flocked to the resort bent on experiencing the barrack-room accommodation, the ‘wakey-wakey’ calls barked out across the resort's Tannoys and the comfort of a place where once you were in, everything was already paid for.
- Hello, Jude; wakey-wakey, Mr Shyer - this is 2004 and not 1966.
- Lately he's been going to bed at 9 or 10 pm, waking once to feed at 1 or 2am, and then again at around 5 or 6am, when he realizes that it's morning time, so wakey-wakey.
1940s: reduplicated extension of the verb wake1.