[ wod-ing ]
See synonyms for: waddingwaddings on Thesaurus.com

  1. any fibrous or soft material for stuffing, padding, packing, etc., especially carded cotton in specially prepared sheets.

  2. material used as wads for guns, cartridges, etc.

  1. Surgery. any large dressing made of cotton or a similar absorbent material that is used to stanch the flow of blood or dress a wound.

  2. a wad or lump.

Origin of wadding

First recorded in 1620–30; wad1 + -ing1

Words Nearby wadding

Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use wadding in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for wadding


/ (ˈwɒdɪŋ) /

    • any fibrous or soft substance used as padding, stuffing, etc, esp sheets of carded cotton prepared for the purpose

    • a piece of this

  1. material for wads used in cartridges or guns

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012