Definitions of Whoa

  1. Stop; stand; hold. See Ho, 2.
  2. Stop! Stand! Hold! A call to a horse.
  3. Stop! Stand still.

Usage examples for Whoa

  1. But the two children had lots of fun the rest of the morning, riding up and down, and Splash acted very nicely, stopping when Bunny called " Whoa – Bunny Brown and his Sister Sue by Laura Lee Hope
  2. Ses he, " Majer, hold up, you're drivin your hoss rite into my stable, an you don't give me a chance to say whoa – Letters of Major Jack Downing, of the Downingville Militia by Seba Smith
  3. Suddenly the mozo uttered a low " Whoa and the burros halted. – The Long Chance by Peter B. Kyne
  4. So don't shoo him- just whoa him!" – Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue Playing Circus by Laura Lee Hope
  5. She greeted me in the same rather tempestuous manner that I am accustomed to at the hands of Betty and Hugh, and then she ran down the steps again to tell the cabman that he had a very nice horse, which she patted, and said, " Whoa mare!" – The Professional Aunt by Mary C.E. Wemyss
  6. " Whoa you rattle- headed fool," he admonished, when the horse snorted and backed a step or two as he approached. – Sawtooth Ranch by B. M. Bower
  7. Roberta, with the gingersnap still in her mouth, tugged desperately at the lines, and the back seat yelled " Whoa – Betty Wales Freshman by Edith K. Dunton
  8. " Whoa Dollie, whoa she cried. – A Little Florida Lady by Dorothy C. Paine
  9. Gideon broke the painful silence: Whoa – Watch Yourself Go By by Al. G. Field
  10. Driven in a low tone of voice, without confusion by rapid commands, and no whoa put in, unless you wish them to stand still, oxen may be made more useful on a farm than horses. – Soil Culture by J. H. Walden
  11. Sarah was just beginning to wonder if she could survive Comanche's next fright, when a loud " Whoa o- o- pe!" – Blue Bonnet's Ranch Party by C. E. Jacobs Edyth Ellerbeck Read
  12. Wouldn't care if I never seen another wet creek from now till kingdom come- Whoa Nellie! – Laramie Holds the Range by Frank H. Spearman
  13. " Whoa there, Blossom," he shouted. – The Boy Scout Fire Fighters by Irving Crump
  14. As his fine steed came up to the first fence, and was about to make the leap, Jerome pulled at the bridle, and cried at the top of his voice, Whoa – Clotelle The Colored Heroine by William Wells Brown
  15. The man who was riding him pulled him back on his haunches with a " Whoa you mule!" – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  16. They took a cord, and crying " gee" and " whoa raced wildly through the garden. – Dame Care by Hermann Sudermann
  17. 3 " Then it's merrily, merrily, merrily, whoa – Love Conquers All by Robert C. Benchley
  18. I'm always a little hazy about th' details iv how I saved th' girl fr'm th' rapids iv Niagra whin I can't swim, or how I happened to hit th' tiger in th' eye whin I'm so afraid iv firearms, or how I stopped th' runaway team whin I know that th' other day whin th' milkman's horse broke loose th' best I cud do was run to th' edge iv th' sidewalk an' wring me hands an' yell: " Whoa – Observations by Mr. Dooley by Finley Peter Dunne