- noun (written as wad)a thick piece of soft material
- noun (written as wad)a thick pile of banknotes or papers
- noun (written as wad)a pad of material used to put on a wound
- combining form a termination (denoting a despicable and/or disgusting person) seen in such compounds as jerkwad, dick-wad and butt-wad. The wad in question originally referred to tissues used as a receptacle for bodily excrescences. -weed is a disguised version of the same suffix.