pronunciation spelling

used for "would have" or "would've" in informal speech and in representations of such speech
"I never woulda believed it."
"Who woulda thunk it?"

Word History

First Known Use

1868, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of woulda was in 1868

Dictionary Entries Near woulda

Cite this Entry

“Woulda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woulda. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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