is "whoa" a horse or farm-related word?
- curtisports2Lv 72 months ago
Whoa is a word that is associated with a command to a horse to stop. That was the original meaning, It has also come to mean 'stop' or 'slow down' in general, and it has also come to be an expression of being pleasantly surprised.
You will see it commonly misspelled 'woah' and 'whoah'. Both are incorrect.
- SumDudeLv 72 months ago
- Son of T3Lv 72 months ago
It is both and can be applied towards any animal you want to slow down, including people. It has origins on the farm where it would be applied to draft animals such as horses, mules, or oxen. With people, it can mean slow your speech or thinking.
- RPLv 72 months ago
It is typically a word used on farms with horses or other areas that have stables, but it has become a word that is used to tell others to slow down or take it easy, as well.
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- martyLv 72 months ago
A horse term.Whoa comes from the word ho, which first came into Middle English as a command to slow down or draw your horse to a stop. Sometime around the year 1620, the spelling evolved into what we now use today, whoa. Aside from its use with horses, whoa is a popular exclamation used to express surprise, amazement, or great pleasure.
- MikeLv 72 months ago
Gee, I think so.