What is wa short for?


"Wa" is another way of saying "what?" It can also be drawn out, as in "Waaaaa?" to communicate total disbelief.

The abbreviation derives from the open-mouthed reaction when someone is so shocked that they can't complete the word "what." It is similar to "wut," "wht," and "wat."

You may use "wa" online when messaging and when texting. Some instances when you might use it include when reacting to the news that your BFF is pregnant or that your crush also likes you.


Waaaaa? R U serious?

That "wa" feeling

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Updated September 20, 2021

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