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British English: /wɒd/
American English: /wɑd/

Translation of wad in French:


  • 1 (bundle) (of banknotes, money, papers)
    liasse (f) (of de)
  • 2 (lump) (of cotton wool, padding)
    balle (f) (of de)
    a wad of tobacco
    une chique
    a wad of chewing gum
    un chewing-gum mâché
  • 3 [informal] (large amount of money)
    grosse somme (f)
    paquet (m) [informal]

also: wads plural noun

  • (American English) wads of [informal]
    des tas de [informal]

transitive verb

  • also: wad up p prés etc -dd-
    ouater (garment)
    faire un bouchon de (paper)


to shoot one's wad

(American English) [vulgar]
tirer son coup [vulgar]

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