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 wet behind the ears
adjective wetter or wettest
verb wets, wetting, wet or wetted
Derived forms of wet
Word Origin for wet
Culture definitions for wet behind the ears
Immature, inexperienced, and naïve: “Don't rely on his advice about girlfriends; he's still wet behind the ears.”
Idioms and Phrases with wet behind the ears (1 of 2)
Also, not dry behind the ears. Immature, inexperienced, as in How can you take instructions from Tom? He's still wet behind the ears, or Jane's not dry behind the ears yet. This term alludes to the fact that the last place to dry in a newborn colt or calf is the indentation behind its ears. [Early 1900s]
Idioms and Phrases with wet behind the ears (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)