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Wanna: Conversational form of "want to". ex: "He doesn't wanna come."

Washed-up (adj.): Past one's prime. ex: "They're playing the casino circuit, like all the other washed-up rock stars."

Wasted (adj.): Very drunk, high. ex: "We got so wasted last night."

Watch your back!: Be careful; Watch out. *this is often meant as a threat or warning*

Weirdo (n.): Strange person. *fairly negative*

Well-to-do (adj.): Wealthy; Rich. ex: "She comes from a well-to-do family."

Wheels (n.pl.): Car.

Wimp (n.): Weak, cowardly person.

Wired (adj.): Hyper, (overly) alert. ex: "I'm all wired from the two espressos that I drank."

Wishy-washy (adj.): Lacking in strength or character; not concrete; ex: "He gave me some wishy-washy excuse."

Work up the courage (to do something): To build up enough confidence (to do something); not concrete; ex: "She finally worked up the courage to ask him out."

Wrap (something) up (v.): To finish (something); To Bring something to a close. ex: "OK, let's wrap things up for today."

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