verb (used with object), wad·ded, wad·ding.
verb (used without object), wad·ded, wad·ding.
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Idioms for 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 wadwad·der, nounun·wad·ded, adjective
Words nearby wad
Example sentences from the Web for wadded
There were some wadded quilts on the ground, and another covered a form of which nothing was visible but two feet, deadly cold.Journeys in Persia and Kurdistan, Volume I (of 2)|Isabella L. Bird
The soldiers wore coats of mail of wadded cotton, which neither arrow nor javelin could easily penetrate.Hernando Cortez|John S. C. Abbott
A boy's overcoat was under him—a little round-about, wadded up, was his pillow.The Bishop of Cottontown|John Trotwood Moore
“Yes, it was wadded up inside an old cigarette case,” Dan explained.Dan Carter and the River Camp|Mildred A. Wirt
First of all, mattresses and wadded coverlets must be stowed away in a cupboard.Our Little Turkish Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
British Dictionary definitions for wadded (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
verb wads, wadding or wadded
- to hold (a charge) in place with a wad
- to insert a wad into (a gun)