Definition of wad
- a wad of gum
He spent a wad on clothes.
a starlet who usually gets a big wad of publicity for her nonstop antics
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First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
disgusted, she wadded up the paper and threw it in the wastebasket
: to crush or press (something, such as paper) into a small, tight ball
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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