wadding

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

wad +‎ -ing (material, collection).

Noun[edit]

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wadding (countable and uncountable, plural waddings)

  1. wads collectively
  2. soft, fibrous cotton or wool used to make a wad, or as a packaging material
    • 1922, James Joyce, Ulysses Chapter 13
      She slipped a hand into her kerchief pocket and took out the wadding and waved in reply of course without letting him and then slipped it back.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

wadding

  1. Present participle of wad.