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ʰwoʊ, woʊwhoa

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  1. whoainterjection

    stop (especially when commanding a horse or imitative thereof); calm down; slow down.

    Whoa, Nelly!

  2. whoainterjection

    An expression of surprise.

    Whoa, are you serious?


  1. Whoa

    Whoa!" was the lead single released from Black Robs debut album, Life Story. The song was produced by Diggin' in the Crates Crew member Buckwild. Released in early 2000, "Whoa!" became Black Rob's highest chart appearance; it narrowly missed the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 43, and reached the top 10 on both the R&B and Rap charts. To date, it remains Rob's only solo single to have reached the Hot 100. In addition to Life Story, "Whoa!" has also appeared on the compilations The Source Hip Hop Music Awards 2000, Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits, and Bad Boy 20th Anniversary Box Set Edition.


  1. Whoa

    Whoa is a term used to express surprise, awe, or astonishment in response to something unexpected or remarkable. It is often used to indicate a sudden stop or a moment of pause, both physically and verbally, to convey a sense of shock or disbelief. It is commonly used as an exclamation to emphasize strong emotions or to halt a situation temporarily.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Whoa

    stop; stand; hold. See Ho, 2


  1. Whoa

    "Whoa" is the second single from the album The Naked Truth by rapper Lil' Kim which is produced by J.R. Rotem. "Whoa" never made it to the Billboard Hot 100 but did make the R&B/Hip-Hop Tracks chart, where it peaked at number 30. Originally sent to US radio on November 22, 2005, it was then re-released in February to coincide with the airing of her reality show, Lil' Kim: Countdown to Lockdown, for which it served as the theme song. It was released in the United Kingdom on May 15, 2006. Before the album was released, some versions of the "Lighters Up" promo CD and vinyl listed the title of the song as "My Ni*#@s". Due to the lyrics in the second verse, Whoa is heard as a Junior M.A.F.I.A. diss.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Whoa

    hwō, interj. stop!

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of whoa in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of whoa in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of whoa in a Sentence

  1. Joe Clayton:

    When programmers and broadcasters ask for 200 or 300 percent increases, somebody's got to say 'whoa,'.

  2. John Wayne:

    Whoa, take 'er easy there, Pilgrim

  3. Russell Henley:

    Off the first tee, I was like,' Whoa,' because of the views. It's just way different than I imagined watching on TV, the undulation is unlike anything I had seen anywhere else. The thing about it is it looks downhill, but it's even more downhill than it looks.

  4. Raymond Boyd/Getty Images:

    The scientific community should be the first ones to say, 'whoa, whoa, whoa, some of these claims are absolutely absurd.' It doesn't mean we don't have a problem. It doesn't mean we won't face challenges, and we shouldn't be thinking about solutions, but we can't be putting out this.

  5. Steinunn Guðjónsdóttir:

    With #MeToo, women are now coming out and naming the men who raped them, even if they haven't pressed charges against them, and many people are like :' Whoa, whoa, whoa ! You can not do it like this, you have to do it the right way,' there's a lot of pressure on survivors to do the' correct thing' and press charges and try to have the perpetrator convicted, but the' right way' isn't working, the vast majority of cases, they don't even make it to the judge. So they don't get any judgment on whether the perpetrator is guilty or not. It's just a mess.

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