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wad

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a considerable amount
  • a starlet who usually gets a big wad of publicity for her nonstop antics

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2 a small uneven mass
  • a wad of gum stuck to the desk

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3 a very large amount of money
  • amassed—and lost—a wad playing the stock market

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wad

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of wad (Entry 2 of 2)

to form into a round compact mass
  • she wadded up the paper and threw it in the wastebasket
  • took the paper off the straw and wadded it up

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The first known use of wad was in the 15th century

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“Wad.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wad. Accessed 18 Jan. 2021.

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