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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [wod]
    • /wɒd/
    • /wɒd/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [wod]
    • /wɒd/

Definitions of wadded word

  • noun wadded a small mass, lump, or ball of anything: a wad of paper; a wad of tobacco. 1
  • noun wadded a small mass of cotton, wool, or other fibrous or soft material, used for stuffing, padding, packing, etc. 1
  • noun wadded a roll of something, especially of bank notes. 1
  • noun wadded Informal. a comparatively large stock or quantity of something, especially money: He's got a healthy wad salted away. 1
  • noun wadded a plug of cloth, tow, paper, or the like, used to hold the powder or shot, or both, in place in a gun or cartridge. 1
  • noun wadded British Dialect. a bundle, especially a small one, of hay, straw, etc. 1

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Origin of wadded

First appearance:

before 1530
One of the 29% oldest English words
1530-40; < Medieval Latin wadda < Arabic bāṭa'in lining of a garment, batting; compare French ouate, Dutch watte, Swedish vadd

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Parts of speech for Wadded


wadded popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 87% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
According to our data about 64% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

wadded usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for wadded

adjective wadded

  • interlined — Simple past tense and past participle of interline.
  • coated — covered with an outer layer, film, etc
  • stuffed — the material of which anything is made: a hard, crystalline stuff.
  • brushed — Brushed cotton, nylon, or other fabric feels soft and furry.
  • encrusted — Simple past tense and past participle of encrust.

verb wadded

  • break down — If a machine or a vehicle breaks down, it stops working.
  • buckle — A buckle is a piece of metal or plastic attached to one end of a belt or strap, which is used to fasten it.
  • crush — To crush something means to press it very hard so that its shape is destroyed or so that it breaks into pieces.
  • scrunch — to crunch, crush, or crumple.
  • collapse — If a building or other structure collapses, it falls down very suddenly.

Antonyms for wadded

verb wadded

  • flatten — to make flat.
  • rise — to get up from a lying, sitting, or kneeling posture; assume an upright position: She rose and walked over to greet me. With great effort he rose to his knees.
  • smooth — free from projections or unevenness of surface; not rough: smooth wood; a smooth road.
  • straighten — make straight
  • allow — If someone is allowed to do something, it is all right for them to do it and they will not get into trouble.

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