wanna

wanna

synonyms, antonyms, definitions, examples & translations of wanna in English

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English

Pronunciation

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈwɑ.nə/, /ˈwʌnə/
  • Rhymes: -ɒnə

Contraction

wanna

  1. (informal) Represents a contracted pronunciation of want to.
    I wanna go home!
  2. (informal) Represents a contracted pronunciation of want a.
    I wanna puppy!

Usage notes

The spoken contractions are widespread in everyday informal speech. The written contractions are inappropriate outside very casual writing or transcription of casual speech. They are common in transcriptions of pop song lyrics.

Wanna is less commonly and less regularly used as a contraction of wants to and wants a.

Derived terms

  • wanna contraction

See also

  • gonna
  • gotta

Old High German

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vannus.

Noun

wanna f

  1. tub

Descendants

  • German: Wanne

Polish

Etymology

Borrowing from early Modern High German Wanne or its Middle High German etymon.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈvan.na/

Noun

wanna f

  1. bath, bathtub

Declension

Derived terms

  • (adjective) wannowy

Further reading

  • wanna in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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