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

Definitions of wadder word

  • noun wadder a small mass, lump, or ball of anything: a wad of paper; a wad of tobacco. 1
  • noun wadder a small mass of cotton, wool, or other fibrous or soft material, used for stuffing, padding, packing, etc. 1
  • noun wadder a roll of something, especially of bank notes. 1
  • noun wadder Informal. a comparatively large stock or quantity of something, especially money: He's got a healthy wad salted away. 1
  • noun wadder 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 wadder British Dialect. a bundle, especially a small one, of hay, straw, etc. 1

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Origin of wadder

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 Wadder


wadder 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 most of word are more popular. This word is almost not used. It has a much more popular synonym.

wadder usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for wadder

adjective wadder

  • gobs — the mouth.
  • heap — a group of things placed, thrown, or lying one on another; pile: a heap of stones.
  • jillion — an indefinitely vast number; zillion.
  • mess — a dirty, untidy, or disordered condition: The room was in a mess.
  • wad — a soft, earthy, black to dark-brown mass of manganese oxide minerals.

Antonyms for wadder

adjective wadder

  • counted — Simple past tense and past participle of count.
  • numerable — capable of being counted, totaled, or numbered.

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