wanna

wanna

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English

Etymology

Contraction of want to. Attested as early as 1824.

Pronunciation

  • (preconsonantal)
    • (US) IPA(key): /ˈwɑ.nə/, /ˈwʌ.nə/
  • (prevocalic)
    • (US) IPA(key): /ˈwɑ.nu/, /ˈwʌ.nu/
  • 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

Afar

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /wʌnˈnʌ/
  • Hyphenation: wan‧na

Noun

wanná f 

  1. heart

References

  • Mohamed Hassan Kamil (2015) L’afar: description grammaticale d’une langue couchitique (Djibouti, Erythrée et Ethiopie)[1], Paris: Université Sorbonne Paris Cité (doctoral thesis), page 74

Old High German

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin vannus.

Noun

wanna f

  1. tub

Descendants

  • Middle High German: [Term?]
    • German: Wanne
      • Estonian: vann
      • Polish: wanna
      • Russian: ва́нна (vánna) (see there for further descendants)
    • Yiddish: וואַנע(vane)

Polish

Etymology

From German Wanne.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈvan.na/
  • Hyphenation: wan‧na
  • Rhymes: -anna

Noun

wanna f

  1. bath, bathtub

Declension

Derived terms

  • (adjective) wannowy

Further reading

  • wanna in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • wanna in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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