Wad vs Gobbet - What's the difference?

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Wad is a related term of gobbet.

As verbs the difference between wad and gobbet

is that wad is third person singular of while gobbet is to splash with small quantities of liquid; to spatter.

As a noun gobbet is

a quantity of liquid, often in a sticky blotch.



(wikipedia wad)

Alternative forms

* (l) (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • An amorphous, compact mass.
  • Our cat loves to play with a small wad of paper.
  • A substantial pile (normally of money).
  • With a wad of cash like that, she should not have been walking round Manhattan
  • A soft plug or seal, particularly as used between the powder and pellets in a shotgun cartridge.
  • (slang) A sandwich.
  • (vulgar, slang) An ejaculate of semen.
  • (mineralogy) Any black manganese oxide or hydroxide mineral rich rock in the oxidized zone of various ore deposits.
  • Derived terms

    * (ejaculate) blow one's wad, shoot one's wad

    See also

    * (Wad)


  • To crumple or crush into a compact, amorphous shape or ball.
  • She wadded up the scrap of paper and threw it in the trash.
  • (Ulster) To wager.
  • To insert or force a wad into.
  • to wad a gun
  • To stuff or line with some soft substance, or wadding, like cotton.
  • to wad a cloak


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    (wikipedia gobbet) (en noun)
  • a quantity of liquid, often in a sticky blotch
  • a lump or chunk of something, especially of raw meat
  • * (rfdate) Wyclif
  • [He] had broken the stocks to small gobbets .
  • an extract of text, or image (especially a quotation), provided as a context for analysis, translation or discussion in an examination.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To splash with small quantities of liquid; to spatter.
  • To swallow greedily; to swallow in gobbets.
  • (rfquotek, L'Estrange)


    * * Cardiff University * Glasgow University