Origin of wah-wah
Examples from the Web for wawa
Contemporary Examples of wawa
By the way, the reports that he found a Wawa touch-screen menu “amazing” are misleading.Mitt Romney, Awesome Campaigner?
June 19, 2012
Historical Examples of wawa
Then there must be a great “wawa,” or discussion by the Indians.The Columbia River
William Denison Lyman
(spoiled); and poor Wawa puckered up his little rosy mouth, and began to cry most piteously.Funny Little Socks
Sarah. L. Barrow
Next day he arrived before the walls of Wawa, in the neighbourhood of the far-famed river.Great African Travellers
Word Origin for wawa
Word Origin for wah-wah
1926, in jazz slang, in reference to the effect on brass instruments made by manipulating the mute; of imitative origin. Later also in reference to an electric guitar effect. As an imitation of the sound of a baby crying, it is recorded from 1938. Wah-wah pedal is recorded from 1969. Cf. Chinook jargon wawa "talk, speak, call, ask, sermon, language;" Cree (Algonquian) wehwew "goose," Lenape (Algonquian) wava "snow goose," all probably of imitative origin.