Definition of "wads" []

  • A small mass or ball of fibrous or soft material, such as cotton wool, used esp for packing or stuffing (noun)
  • A plug of paper, cloth, leather, etc, pressed against a charge to hold it in place in a muzzle-loading cannon (noun)
  • A disc of paper, felt, pasteboard, etc, used to hold in place the powder and shot in a shotgun cartridge (noun)
  • A roll or bundle of something, esp of banknotes (noun)
  • A large quantity, esp of money (noun)
  • A bundle of hay or straw (noun)
  • A bun (noun)
  • To form (something) into a wad (verb)
  • To roll into a wad or bundle (verb)
  • To hold (a charge) in place with a wad (verb)
  • To insert a wad into (a gun) (verb)
  • To pack or stuff with wadding; pad (verb)
  • Plural form of wad. (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016 : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "wads" in a sentence
  • "Removing the wads from the latter with my knife, emptied the powder on a flat rock."
  • "He found two "wads" of cash totaling $974 in the teen's coat and pants pockets."
  • "The politicians are blaming a culture of selfishness, egged on by Wall Street, as if bankers staring at wads of cash would garner inspiration to put the communal interest before their own pockets."