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wad

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noun \ˈwäd\

Definition of wad

  1. 1 :  a small mass, bundle, or tuft: such asa :  a soft mass especially of a loose fibrous material variously used (as to stop an aperture, pad a garment, or hold grease around an axle)b (1) :  a soft plug used to retain a powder charge or to avoid windage especially in a muzzle-loading gun (2) :  a felt or paper disk used to separate the components of a shotgun cartridgec :  a small mass of a chewing substance a wad of gum

  2. 2 :  a considerable amount (as of money)

  3. 3a :  a roll of paper moneyb :  money

Examples of wad in a sentence

  1. He spent a wad on clothes.

  2. a starlet who usually gets a big wad of publicity for her nonstop antics

Origin and Etymology of wad

Middle English wadde, from Medieval Latin wadda


First Known Use: 15th century


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wad

verb

Definition of wad

wadded

;

wadding

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1a :  to insert a wad into wad a gunb :  to hold in by a wad wad a bullet in a gun

  3. 2 :  to form into a wad or wadding; especially :  to roll or crush into a tight wad

  4. 3 :  to stuff or line with some soft substance

wadder

noun

Examples of wad in a sentence

  1. disgusted, she wadded up the paper and threw it in the wastebasket

1579

First Known Use of wad

1579


WAD Defined for English Language Learners

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wad

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noun \ˈwäd\

Definition of wad for English Language Learners

  • : a small mass or ball of soft material

  • : a thick roll or folded pile of paper money or papers

  • : a large amount of money


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wad

verb

Definition of wad for English Language Learners

  • : to crush or press (something, such as paper) into a small, tight ball


WAD Defined for Kids

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wad

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noun \ˈwäd\

Definition of wad for Students

  1. 1 :  a small mass or lump of soft material a wad of tissues a wad of chewing gum

  2. 2 :  a thick pile of folded money


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wad

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verb

Definition of wad for Students

wadded

;

wadding

  1. :  to crush or press into a small tight mass



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