chiefly Ireland
used as an intensive or to express surprise

Word History


Irish mhuise, muise, probably alteration of Muire Mary (Jesus' mother)

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wisha was in 1826

Dictionary Entries Near wisha

Cite this Entry

“Wisha.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2023.

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