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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: Perhaps from Dutch watte or French ouate 'wadding'

wad

1 noun
     
wad1 [countable]
1 a thick pile of pieces of paper or thin material
wad of
a wad of dollar bills
2 a thick soft mass of material that has been pressed together
wad of
a wad of cotton wool

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