wisha

interjection
\ ˈwi-shə How to pronounce wisha (audio) \

Definition of wisha

chiefly Ireland
used as an intensive or to express surprise

First Known Use of wisha

1826, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for wisha

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

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“Wisha.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wisha. Accessed 27 May. 2022.

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