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1) a term developed in mountaineering circles and now used in everyday activities to exclaim at surprising or shocking events.
2) used as a scale for how dangerous a proceeding is.
1. “I saw a sheep taking a lift on the back of an elephant yesterday”
Woah mate!”

2. “You climbed the North Face of the Eiger, naked, using penis jamming instead of ice axe torqueing? Woah mate 5000!”

3. “I got to the front of the supermarket queue to realise I had forgotten my wallet.”
“Woah mate five!”
by B_L. March 31, 2009
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