1. Shortened from the phrase "white anthem". (North Bethesda, MD, circa 2005)
2. A sub-genre of rock music, predominately from the early to mid-eighties characterized by big hair bands and a catchy chorus.
3. Any song commonly heard in a dive bar or frat party that inevitably results in all white people between the ages of 20 and 39 singing off-key at the top of their lungs while either pointing to each other and/or fist pumping to the sky.
"Yo bro- Let's go to Adams Morgan, pound a few soco-limes, and listen to wanthems."
"Definitely dude- I have been practicing Living on a Prayer and Don't Stop Believing in the shower so I'm ready"