American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- interj. Used as a command to stop, as to a horse.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Stop! stand still!
- interj. stop (especially when commanding a horse or imitative thereof); calm down; slow down.
- interj. An expression of surprise.
GNU Webster's 1913
- interj. Stop; stand; hold. See ho, 2.
- Whoa (c. 1843) is a variant of woa (c. 1840), itself a variant of wo (c. 1787), from who (c. 1450), ultimately from Middle English ho, hoo (interjection), probably from Old Norse hó! (interjection, also, a shepherd's call). Compare German ho, Old French ho ! ("hold!, halt!"). (Wiktionary)
“The Kydd apparently thinks Harry and I need the word whoa translated.”
“I'm more qualified than Palin to run this country, except (whoa is me), I can't see Russia from my house.”
“Write blog posts on topics other than “whoa is me”. k_sra Said,”
“Although, “whoa is me” is perhaps a better suited sentiment to the demanding and fast-paced lives of moms.”
“Also, FYI, “whoa is me” would mean “slow down is me,” as in “whoa” the direction one gives a horse.”
“Whoa, whoa, whoa, is that you topless in the second panel?”
“Notellin whoa what a post - and on the ball! on January 6, 2008 at 3: 35 pm | Reply Angry Rozzer”
“And whoa, is Oz simultaneously pretty and very very male in your Xander's perception.”
“Joke all you want about "pop quiz" hilarity and Keanu's "whoa" - factor ... this is classic '90s action at its best.”
“We straddle stumps, bend down saplings, stop while the horse takes a bite of sweet birch, tack and tip and tumble and back through the tight squeezes between the trees; and finally, after a prodigious amount of "whoa" - ing and "oh" - ing and squealing and screeching, we land right side up and so headed that we can start the load out toward the open road.”
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