Expression of surprise
Whoa! I had no idea they got engaged!
Ya, they kept it a secret for a while.
|Woah||Expression of surprise|
|OMG||Oh my gosh|
|ZOMG||Oh my gosh!|
|WTF||What the f***|
|RUS||Are you serious?|
|BFF||Best friends forever|
Whoa is a common term people use to express surprise or shock at something. You will see or hear it in messages, in emails, online, and in real life (IRL).
For example, your sister may be talking on the phone and exclaim, "Whoa! Is he OK?" when discovering your neighbor was in a car accident. Or, your mom and dad may text you an awesome birthday surprise, and you respond with, "Whoa! Amazing!" While the pronunciation is the same, people may also spell whoa as woah.
[h]Origin of whoa[/h
The slang term "whoa" dates back to the 14th century as the Old English "ho!" People used ho similarly to how we now use whoa when surprised. However, the spelling has evolved throughout the years as it has become a popular term.