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The way you spell hwæt if you can't find the æ on your keyboard.
Student:
Hwaet! We Gardena in geardagum,
theodcyninga, thrym gefrunon,
hu tha aethelingas ellen fremedon.

Professor:
No!
Hwæt! We Gardena in geardagum,
þeodcyninga, þrym gefrunon,
hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon.
by DougieVan February 07, 2007
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An Old English word often used at the beginning of a poem to indicate that all prior speech is to end as the new narrative begins.

Common translations include: Hark, Lo, Wait, What, Listen, So, Now, Hey!, Hey you, Check it, Shut the fuck up, Look at Me! Look at Me!, Everyone listen to me right now or I'll tear you apart broken bone-locking by blood-drenched sinew
Hwæt! We Gardena in geardagum,
þeodcyninga, þrym gefrunon,
hu ða æþelingas ellen fremedon.

Hwæt this is the story all about how
My life got flipped, turned upside down
And I'd like to take a minute just sit right there
I'll tell you how I became the prince of a town called Bel-Air
by DougieVan February 02, 2007
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hwæt is a better/older version of one of the most over-used and over-saturated words, "what". it curses me to even speak of it's name, but I must for you. to use hwæt is like your first kiss, or every time you meet a new crush. Or every time you get married. Or any time you decide to f*ck your dog.
wot: wot
WAT: WAa
what: what the hell
hwæt, an intellectual: pick le' rickle.
by You'reMom* March 20, 2018
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Old English word used to grab attention at the beginning of poems, stories and announcements.
1. Hwaet! Where's your cellphone?
2. (Whilst lifting weights) Hwaet! Hwaet! Hwaet!
by G.C.W. October 05, 2009
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an interjection meaning hey, listen. It is a loanword from old english used in its interjection sense, or hey, shut up, or something similar.
Hwæt! the great deku tree asked to see you.
by it wath ich September 27, 2020
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