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10.
-interjection, exclamation, interrogative

A contraction of the words say and what. Used in informal conversation to denote confusion or disbelief. Can be used interchangeably with the words huh and eh (for Canadians). First appearing in the late 80s, early 90s. Most notably used by Pauly Shore (as the Weasel) in the movie "Encino Man", and Mike Myers in the "Wayne's World" movies.

-Also can be used when cell phone conversation becomes garbled by a spotty coverage area.
Girl: Hey, hurry up. We've got to pick up some drinks. This frat party is BYOB.
Guy: Schwa?! *breaks into a cold sweat*

Mom (on phone): Oh, and honey don't come home without picking up myahr... *garbled*.
Child: Schwa?
by Reyane February 25, 2007
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1.
1) An expression of excitement, or extreme happiness.
2) Acknowledgement of someone who has greeted you, or a greeting in itself.
3) A state of mind, in which one is relaxed.
4) A neural vowel sound used in the dictionary, depicted as a lowercase letter 'e', rotated 180 degrees counter-clockwise.
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Slang originated from Hashmeer of Group X, who used the phrase "Shiggity shiggity schwa." Eventually, Jager, of The Hoodlums in Upstate New York, began to use Schwa inan every day context.
1) "You got HALO2? Schwa!"

2) "Hey dude."
"Schwa."

3) "How do you feel?"
"Schwa."

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by Jager February 10, 2005
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2.
The upside-down "e" symbol you always see in dictionary pronunciation guides. Pronounced "uh" or "ih".
A schwa looks like an upside down e
by aaronak November 05, 2004
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3.
A "neutral" vowel that sounds like the "uh" sound at the beginning of "about" and is represented by an upside-down lower-case "e" in dictionaries.
-What do you call that funny-looking letter in the dictionary? -It's called "schwa".
by Martin Peck March 10, 2009
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4.
A person whom nobody notices. He/She tends to play dirty tricks on people and still go unnoticed. People say that to see a schwa is a real miracle, most people go their whole lives without seeing them. It takes a very observant person to notice the schwa.
Marty: did you hear that?
Finn: what?
Marty: that noise, it's over there in the corner.
Finn: you're crazy
Schwa: muahahaha
by Alyssa Danger January 12, 2009
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5.
Used as a greeting among friends.
Reginald: SCHWA!!!
Billy: SCHWÄ!!!!
by gseve93 October 18, 2010
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6.
a word in which can take the place of any cuss word.
what the hell= what the schwas
by wiwee May 21, 2007
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