Variant of wet
adjective wetter, wettest
- moistened, covered, or saturated with water or other liquid
- rainy; foggy; misty: a wet day
- not yet dry: wet paint
- preserved or bottled in a liquid
- using water; done with or in water or other liquid: wet sanding
- ☆ permitting or favoring the manufacture or sale of alcoholic beverages; opposing prohibition: a wet candidate, wet town
- Brit., Informal weak, ineffectual, insipid, etc.
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English wæt, akin to Old Norse vatr: for Indo-European base see water
- water or other liquid; moisture
- rain or rainy weather: come in out of the wet
- ☆ Informal a person who favors the manufacture or sale of alcoholic beverages; one opposed to prohibition
- Brit., Informal
- a person considered weak, ineffectual, insipid, etc.
- a Conservative who is moderate or willing to compromise