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A disgusting or unpleasant person •Used as second formative in dickwad, dipwad, dripwad, phlegmwad, jerkwad, scumwad, and tightwad; -wad joins -bag, -ball and -head as very productive elements for forming insults

[1980s+ & '90s teenagers; fr several sources: wad as defined above; wad, ''an unattractive or unpopular person,'' in late 1800s college slang; wad, ''a quantum of semen,'' fr 1920s; wad, ''a mass or lump of something''; wad, ''the male genitals,'' recently attested but not widespread]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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