Definition of wakey-wakey in English:

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Pronunciation: /weɪkɪˈweɪki/

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British 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.

Words that rhyme with wakey-wakey

achy, Blakey, flaky, quaky, shaky, snaky

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