whoa

[ hwoh, woh ]
/ ʰwoʊ, woʊ /

interjection

stop! (used especially to horses).

Origin of whoa

First recorded in 1615–25; dialectal variant of ho2
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whoa

/ (wəʊ) /

interjection

a command used esp to horses to stop or slow down

Word Origin for whoa

C19: variant of ho 1
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