Definition of whoa in English:


Syllabification: whoa
Pronunciation: /(h)wō


1Used as a command to a horse to make it stop or slow down.
More example sentences
  • Take it easy Skipper, whoa, slow down there boy!
stop, easy, slow down, hold your horses
1.1 informal Used as a greeting, to express surprise or interest, or to command attention: whoa, that’s huge!
More example sentences
  • Melanie looked faintly surprised, whoa, where did that question come from?
  • The masquerade goes on seemingly harmlessly until, whoa!
  • Just a little weird… I saw your nickname and was like, whoa!


late Middle English: variant of ho2.

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