- 1 a thick pile of pieces of paper, paper money, etc. folded or rolled together He pulled a thick wad of $20 bills out of his pocket. She came in with tears streaming down her face, clutching a wad of tissues.
- 2 a mass of soft material, used for blocking something or keeping something in place The nurse used a wad of gauze to stop the bleeding. Idioms
to have used all your power, money, or supplies
have shot your wad(informal)jump to other results