Idioms about wad
- to spend all one's money: He shot his wad on a new car.
- to expend all one's energies or resources at one time: She shot her wad writing her first novel and her second wasn't as good.
- Slang: Vulgar. (of a man) to have an orgasm.
Origin of wad1
OTHER WORDS FROM wadwadder, nounun·wad·ded, adjective
Words nearby wad
Other definitions for wad (2 of 2)
Origin of wad2
How to use wad in a sentence
She threw some clothes into a bag, along with her passport, two mobile phones and a wad of cash before climbing into a taxi with her brother and father.
To reach the 150-year-old mark, you might need to live in an environment free of stressors — and a wad of cash to cover what will be costly treatments.
To wipe before returning to your outdoor shenanigans, you might need extra practice holding back the fabric layers with one hand while the other wields a pee rag or wad of toilet paper.
Those wads were designed to soak up excess saliva during dental procedures.Simpler, easier COVID-19 test developed with kids in mind|Kathiann Kowalski|May 6, 2021|Science News For Students
As our mouths water, saliva not only softens and shapes food into wads but also helps us swallow them.Cool Jobs: Saliva offers a spitting image of our health|Kathiann Kowalski|May 6, 2021|Science News For Students
He licked them up with a slick bronzy tongue and spat a thick wad of honey-brown juice into the empty teacup.Short Stories from The Daily Beast: Four Hundred Grand|Elliot Ackerman|July 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
HE was arrested for drug trafficking outside the dry cleaners and police found a wad of cash in his left front pocket.
Peggy commits a grievous faux pas when she nervously eyes her purse—with a wad of cash inside—next to the sofa.
He was handsome, flirty, and always had a wad of cash from which he dispensed $10 and $20 bills.Whitey Bulger’s Women: Inside the Terror and Glamour of His Ex-Girlfriends|T.J. English|June 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
A quick glance—a sniff—is all it takes to acknowledge a wad.Last Look at Munch’s ‘The Scream’ as Painting Is Auctioned for $119M|Blake Gopnik|May 3, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Got through the partition door; he had even thought to block the snap-lock with a paper wad.
In fact, I don't believe old Uncle Charlie ever meant me to come in for all his wad.The Everlasting Arms|Joseph Hocking
They waste mair in yae day, whiles, than wad keep your family or mine for a whole year.
Then rub a little charcoal powder over the pricked pattern with a wad of soft cotton-wool.
When they carried out the coffins, she sprang up gin she wad follow them, but was putten back to bed again.
British Dictionary definitions for wad (1 of 2)
- a plug of paper, cloth, leather, etc, pressed against a charge to hold it in place in a muzzle-loading cannon
- a disc of paper, felt, pasteboard, etc, used to hold in place the powder and shot in a shotgun cartridge
- to hold (a charge) in place with a wad
- to insert a wad into (a gun)