verb imperative \ˈwō, ˈhō, ˈhwō\

Definition of WHOA

—a command (as to a draft animal) to stand still
:  cease or slow a course of action or a line of thought :  pause to consider or reconsider —often used to express a strong reaction (as alarm or astonishment)

Origin of WHOA

Middle English whoo, who
First Known Use: 15th century

Other Animal Husbandry Terms

apiary, bantam, calico, girth, hogwash, mast, rut

Rhymes with WHOA


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