wirra

interjection wir·ra \ ˈwir-ə \
variants: or less commonly whirra

Definition of wirra

Irish
usually used to express lament, grief, or concern

Examples of wirra in a Sentence

  1. wirra, wirra, me sweet colleen, lying in her cold grave!

Origin and Etymology of wirra

oh wirra, from Irish a Mhuire, literally, Mary!


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