Convenience store based in Southeastern Pennsylvania.

The chain does derive its name from the town of Wawa, PA, where the dairy that supplies the stores resides. However, contrary to a number of "definitions" on this site, the term "Wawa" is not an onomatopoeia for goose noise and such. The town of Wawa (as with many, many places in the United States) got its name from the American Indians that resided there. In this case, the tribe was known as the Lenni (LEN-eye) Lenape (LEN-uh-pee). According to the corporate site (and anybody who grew up in the area and has paid attention): "'Wawa' is a Lenni Lenape Indian word for the Canada Goose that was found in the Delaware Valley (area where PA/NJ/DE come together), that's why we use the goose on Wawa's corporate logo."

This store is superior for a number of reasons:

- No-fee ATM's in every store (assuming your bank doesn't charge for transactions).
- Most are open 24/7.
- Milk and cigarette prices are generally the lowest that they are allowed to charge by law (given price controls and taxes).
- Capable employees. Rarely rude and always English-speaking. Many people have made a career out of working for Wawa...they also have a well respected management track program.
- Fresh and delicious sandwiches and prepared food (soups, meatballs, stuffed soft pretzels, breakfast sandwiches, etc...)
- "Super" Wawa stores...have gasoline and are generally 2 or 3 times bigger than normal ones. These are usually in high-traffic/travel areas (i.e. highway exits) and have clean bathrooms. Going north on I-95, you'll generally see these right off the highway exits starting around Fredericksburg, Virginia.
Our road trip from Virginia to Philly would have gone a lot faster if the jackasses we were with didn't insist on stopping at every Wawa along the way.
by Impugn November 28, 2006
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Jesus reincarnated into a convenience store. A place where dreams come true.
Genesis 1: 27
And on the 8th day, God created Wawa, in order to bless his children in the Greater Philadelphia Area for their superiority and might.
by Schwany69 July 11, 2011
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mom: hellen, where do u want to get food from?

by ...AND THEN I STABBED HIM October 17, 2008
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AN amazing convience store that everybody in New Egypt lives off of. sells ciggarretes, cigars, food, drinks monster and amazing mac & cheese located in NJ,DE,VA,MD. Known for its amazing coffee and free mac machine. every teen in New Egypt lives off Wawa.
doode, did u go to wawa yet?

man, i gotta go to Wawa for some cash

I love wawa mac & cheese

Wawa is my second home.
by Pretty chick.. June 8, 2009
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A convince store located in PA Where everyone sits and parks their cars, Mostly riced out V-Dubs.
Want to go to wawa? Nah too many kids with v-dubs there
by 2g dsm March 31, 2011
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If heaven had a convenience store, it would be a Wawa. Always clean, always good stuff to eat. Touch-screen hoagie system is awesome, and so are the hoagies. A 4" hoagie with warm roast beef and your choice of fresh toppings will cost you no more than $3. Dick Wood's name is on every glorious cup of coffee, for real. And the coffee and iced tea both have loyal fanbases. The cheese-filled pretzels and hash browns are amazing. Bagel melts are good too. I just wish they'd build a nice one up in Bergen County for us bennies so we wouldn't have to be invading the Wawas down the shore.
What's the only convenience store in the country cool enough to share its name with a character from SNL while having a picture of a goose out front? Wawa.
by someone18 September 7, 2006
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Affectionate term meaning idiot. Invented my a friend of mine suffering from autism.
"Omer, you're such a wawa!"
by Fairly Talented Thespian January 30, 2008
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