[ wah-wah ]

  1. a variant of wah-wah.

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How to use wa-wa in a sentence

  • They listened attentively for a repetition of the serenade, when a high-pitched but not loud "Wa—wa—wa—wa—wa—wa—wa—wa!"

    Two Little Savages | Ernest Thompson Seton
  • A good many of the worst knocked about were talking a bit wild, but I never heard the guy with the Chinook wa-wa again.

    Sea-Hounds | Lewis R. Freeman
  • Several forks, into which the river is divided, unite to the west of wa-wa.

  • It's a Chihuahua, pronounced Che-wa-wa, and it comes from Mexico.

    The Dogs of Boytown | Walter A. Dyer
  • Though we passed close by, the ibis seemed in no way disposed to move, but continued shouting “Wa—wa—wa.”

    In the Wilds of Africa | W.H.G. Kingston

British Dictionary definitions for wawa (1 of 2)


/ (ˈwɑːˌwɑː) Canadian West coast slang /

  1. speech; language

  1. (intr) to speak

Origin of wawa

C19: from Chinook Jargon; probably of imitative origin

British Dictionary definitions for wawa (2 of 2)


/ (ˈwɑːˌwɑː, ˈwɑːwə) /

  1. Canadian a variant of wavey

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