The month of May was the wettest since records were first kept more than a century ago: all month the rain just never stopped.
This march to Phari was, until we actually reached the Phari plain, quite the wettest I have known.
January the fourteenth will be either the coldest or wettest day of the year.
Only a few of the trees—those in the wettest places—have the knobs on the ground near the base.
This has been one of the wettest seasons in my recollection.
As the sun sank, the wind rose, and with it came rain—rain in sheets—the "wettest" kind of rain.
Of course, it was the wettest day of the season, but that didn't matter.
We had hardly passed the great Block buttes when the biggest, wettest flakes of snow began to pelt into our faces.
Certainly I should think that the autumn and winter of 1914-15 was the wettest ever known.
Two days passed—two of about the wettest and most dismal days imaginable.
Old English wæt "moist, liquid," from Proto-Germanic *wætaz (cf. Old Frisian wet ). Also from the Old Norse form, vatr. All related to water (n.1).
Wet blanket "person who has a dispiriting effect" is recorded from 1879, from use of blankets drenched in water to smother fires (the phrase is attested in this literal sense from 1660s). All wet "in the wrong" is recorded from 1923, American English; earlier simply wet "ineffectual," and perhaps ultimately from slang meaning "drunken" (c.1700). Wet-nurse is from 1610s. Wet dream is from 1851; in the same sense Middle English had ludificacioun "an erotic dream."
He knew som tyme a man of religion, þat gaff hym gretelie vnto chastitie bothe of his harte & of his body noghtwithstondyng he was tempid with grete ludificacions on þe nyght. ["Alphabet of Tales," c.1450]
Old English wætan "to be wet;" see wet (adj.). Related: Wetted; wetting.