What does Wa mean?

‘Wa’ means ‘What’

Ever heard the term ‘Wa’? It’s an informal way to express “what?” It’s often used in chat or text messages when you’re taken by surprise. Like when you find out your best friend Sam is moving to another country, you might reply with a simple “Wa?”.

The term ‘Wa’ was born out of the moment of shock where you’re so surprised, you can’t even finish saying the word “what”. It’s a playful and more casual alternative to “wut”, “wht”, or “wat”.

Imagine your online friend Jessica tells you she just won the lottery. You might respond with a drawn-out “Waaaaa?” to convey your disbelief. The great thing about “Wa” is you can stretch it out to show just how shocked you are!

So next time you’re chatting with your friends or sending a text and you need to express surprise or disbelief, remember you can always use ‘Wa’. It’s a fun and easy way to show your reaction without typing out the full word “what”.

Example for using ‘Wa’ in a conversation

Hey, guess what?


I just found out that I won the lottery!

Waaaaa? No way! That’s amazing! πŸŽ‰