whoa

imperative verb \ ˈwō , ˈhō , ˈhwō \

Definition of whoa

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

Origin and Etymology of whoa

Middle English whoo, who

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WHOA Defined for Kids

whoa

verb \ ˈwō , ˈhō , ˈhwō \

Definition of whoa for Students

used as a command to an animal carrying a rider or pulling a load to stop

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