Meaning of “whoa” in the English Dictionary


"whoa" in English

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uk /wəʊ/ us /woʊ/

used when telling a horse to stop:

"Whoa there, Poppy," he said to his pony, and stopped beside the kerb.

informal used when telling a person to stop what they are doing or to do it more slowly:

Yes, carrots please, - whoa! That's plenty.

(Definition of “whoa” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"whoa" in American English

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us /hwoʊ, woʊ/

used to tell a person or a horse to stop or slow down, or to express surprise:

Whoa! Not so fast.

(Definition of “whoa” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)