Wat vs Wad - What's the difference?

wat | wad |

As a proper noun wat

is a medieval english given name, short for walter.

As a verb wad is

third person singular of.



Etymology 1

From (etyl) .


(en noun)
  • A Buddhist temple in Southeast Asia.
  • There are two wats near this village.
    Angkor Wat
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  • * 1996 , James Bissett Pratt, The Pilgrimage of Buddhism and a Buddhist Pilgrimage , page 194:
  • It would be a mistake, however, to emphasize the Hindu element in Cambodian Buddhism and Cambodian temples. At its greatest it is always a subordinate element and in most of the wats or temples it hardly appears at all,
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  • See also

    * chedi * pagoda * stupa *

    Etymology 2

    From Amharic.


  • A kind of stew or curry eaten in Ethiopia and Eritrea.
  • Etymology 3

    Variation of what.


    (English Pronouns)
  • (informal, Internet, text messaging)
  • Adverb

  • (informal, Internet, text messaging)
  • Determiner

    (en determiner)
  • (informal, Internet, text messaging)
  • Anagrams

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    (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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