Origin of wah-wah
Examples from the Web for wawa
By the way, the reports that he found a Wawa touch-screen menu “amazing” are misleading.
(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|W.H.G. Kingston
Then there must be a great “wawa,” or discussion by the Indians.The Columbia River|William Denison Lyman
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.