Definition of wad verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    wad

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//wɒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɑːd//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they wad
    BrE BrE//wɒd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɑːd//
     
    he / she / it wads
    BrE BrE//wɒdz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//wɑːdz//
     
    past simple wadded
    BrE BrE//ˈwɒdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːdɪd//
     
    past participle wadded
    BrE BrE//ˈwɒdɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːdɪd//
     
    -ing form wadding
    BrE BrE//ˈwɒdɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːdɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1wad something (up) (especially North American English) to fold or press something into a tight wad
  2. 2wad something to fill something with soft material for warmth or protection
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (denoting wadding): perhaps related to Dutch watten, French ouate ‘padding, cotton wool’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: wad

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