wir·​ra ˈwir-ə How to pronounce wirra (audio)
variants or less commonly whirra
usually used to express lament, grief, or concern

Examples of wirra in a Sentence

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

Word History


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

First Known Use

1825, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wirra was in 1825

Dictionary Entries Near wirra

Cite this Entry

“Wirra.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wirra. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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