Synonyms for wad


Grammar : Noun
Spell : wod
Phonetic Transcription : wɒd

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Définition of wad

Origin :
  • early 15c., "soft material for padding or stuffing," of uncertain origin, and the different meanings may represent more than one source. Among the possible connections are Medieval Latin wadda, Dutch watten, and Middle English wadmal (late 14c.) "woolen cloth," which seems to be from Old Norse vaðmal "a woolen fabric of Scandinavia," probably from vað "cloth" + mal "measure."
  • The meaning "bundle of currency" is American English, 1778. To shoot (one's) wad "do all one can do" is recorded from 1914. The immediate source of the expression probably is the sense of "disk of cloth used to hold powder and shot in place in a gun." Wad in slang sense of "a load of semen" is attested from 1920s, and the expression now often is felt in this sense. As a suffix, -wad in 1980s joined -bag, -ball, -head in combinations meaning "disgusting or unpleasant person."
  • noun ball of something
Example sentences :
  • A vera good right, I think; or if he hadna, I wad like to know wha had?
  • Extract from : « Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. 327 » by Various
  • The big fellows at the clubs always had a wad and peeled off bills like skin off an onion.
  • Extract from : « K » by Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • "It wad hit the pair of 'em," McNab chuckled, and with that word the Devil conquered.
  • Extract from : « Quaint Courtships » by Various
  • How I wad mourn, when it was torn By autumn wild, and winter rude!
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Robert Burns » by Robert Burns
  • But I wad sing on wanton wing, When youthfu' May its bloom renew'd.
  • Extract from : « The Letters of Robert Burns » by Robert Burns
  • What wad ye hae o' me—thinkin I would tak a man 'at was garred!
  • Extract from : « Salted With Fire » by George MacDonald
  • I wad hae been up and awa lang syne gien it hadna been for them!'
  • Extract from : « Heather and Snow » by George MacDonald
  • It wad but raise a strife atween the twa, ohn dune an atom o' guid.
  • Extract from : « Heather and Snow » by George MacDonald
  • Eh, gien they wad but stick i' my shune, and gang wi' them whan I pu' them aff!
  • Extract from : « Heather and Snow » by George MacDonald
  • The brightest jewel in my crown, Wad be my queen, wad be my queen.
  • Extract from : « The Manxman » by Hall Caine

Antonyms for wad

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