1a mass or lump of a soft material, used for padding, stuffing, or wiping:a wad of lint-free rag a portion of tobacco or another narcotic when used for chewing: I made a wad out of the young leaves and twigs and tried to masticate slowly
chiefly historical a disc of felt or another material used to keep powder or shot in place in a gun barrel.
2a bundle or roll of paper or banknotes:she held up a wad of greenbacks informal a large amount of something, especially money:she was working on TV and had wads of money
3British informal a bun, cake, sandwich, or other piece of food: tea and wads in some church hall 1compress (a soft material) into a lump or mass:a knob of wadded lint
2line or stuff (a garment or piece of furniture) with wadding:a wadded jacket stop up (an aperture) with a lump of soft material:he had something wadded behind his teeth