Meaning of wakey-wakey in English:


Pronunciation /weɪkɪˈweɪki/

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informal British
  • Used to rouse or wake someone.

    • ‘Wakey-wakey! You're holding up production!’
    • ‘Thousands flocked to the resort bent on experiencing the barrack-room accommodation, the ‘wakey-wakey’ calls barked out across the resort's Tannoys and the comfort of a place where once you were in, everything was already paid for.’
    • ‘Hello, Jude; wakey-wakey, Mr Shyer - this is 2004 and not 1966.’
    • ‘Lately he's been going to bed at 9 or 10 pm, waking once to feed at 1 or 2am, and then again at around 5 or 6am, when he realizes that it's morning time, so wakey-wakey.’
    • ‘‘Hey, hon, wakey-wakey,’ Mattie said softly as he shook me awake.’


1940s reduplicated extension of the verb wake.