IPA: wˈɑd


  • An amorphous, compact mass.
  • A substantial pile (normally of money).
  • A soft plug or seal, particularly as used between the powder and pellets in a shotgun cartridge, or earlier on the charge of a muzzleloader or cannon.
  • (slang) A sandwich.
  • (slang, vulgar) An ejaculation of semen.
  • (dialect) Plumbago, graphite.
  • (mineralogy) Any black manganese oxide or hydroxide mineral rich rock in the oxidized zone of various ore deposits.


  • To crumple or crush into a compact, amorphous shape or ball.
  • (Ulster) To wager.
  • To insert or force a wad into.
  • To stuff or line with some soft substance, or wadding, like cotton.

Examples of "wad" in Sentences

  • He handed the wad of money.
  • I found a wad of newspaper in my room.
  • Also, the massive wad of meatpuppetry is disturbing.
  • The leaves of Wad Laqai palms are wide and sweeping.
  • The bumps make the carriers spill some of their wads.
  • For I'm weary wi 'the hunting, and fain wad lie down.
  • It would be better to show a wad of gum on the sidewalk.
  • The latex flow tends to be absorbed by the wad wrapping.
  • A wad of paper or hay was added, and then the ball was thrown in.
  • The editor previous to that had deleted a very large wad of the article.
  • I walked out of that Harlem club with the biggest wad of cash in my pocket.
  • It wad hurt me sair tae think a bit title wad mak 'a difference to ma friends.
  • He's led his grey gelding into the stable the noo, and niver a word wad he say to me or he gaed oot.
  • The FliteControl wad is configured 180° compared to standard wads so the cup flares at the rear instead of the front.
  • Even if I did support him, I would not get my panties in wad if someone pronounced his name incorrectly, which was what my comment was about.
  • In my experience, hunting with deer slugs for the last 48 years, the original Brenneke slug with screwed-on felt wad, is the best deer getter out there.
  • Although ported tubes offer very little in the way of recoil reduction, despite manufacturers 'claims, the ports do help strip the wad from the shot column, preventing it from ramming into your pattern.
  • And what really gets liberal panties in a wad is when you point out that fascism is a form of socialism too, and that Democrats share far more similarities with classic fascism than anything else, and more so than any other political group.
  • Muir wi 'Mr. Frank here; and if I canna mak Rob hear reason, and his wife too, I dinna ken wha can --- I hae been a kind freend to them afore now, to say naething o' ower-looking him last night, when naming his name wad hae cost him his life

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