wanna

pronunciation spelling

ˈwä-nə How to pronounce wanna (audio)
ˈwȯ-
used for "want to" in informal speech and in representations of such speech
"What do you wanna do today?"
"I really wanna go to the concert."

Word History

First Known Use

1893, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wanna was in 1893

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“Wanna.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wanna. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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