adjective, wet·ter, wet·test.
- marked by drinking: a wet night.
verb (used with object), wet or wet·ted, wet·ting.
verb (used without object), wet or wet·ted, wet·ting.
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British Dictionary definitions for all wet
adjective wetter or wettest
verb wets, wetting, wet or wetted
Derived forms of wet
Word Origin for wet
Idioms and Phrases with all wet (1 of 2)
Completely wrong, mistaken, as in If you think you can beat the system and win at roulette, you're all wet. The original allusion in this expression is unclear, that is, how moisture or dampness is related to wrongness. [Slang; first half of 1900s]
Idioms and Phrases with all wet (2 of 2)
In addition to the idioms beginning with wet
- wet behind the ears
- wet blanket
- wet one's whistle
- all wet
- get one's feet wet
- like (wet as) a drowned rat
- mad as a hornet (wet hen)