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"With the force of a bullet, the wad of chewing gum shot out of the keyhole and straight down Peeves's left nostril; he whirled right way up and zoomed away, cursing."
—Description[src]

Waddiwasi is the incantation of a charm that can be used to shoot a small, soft mass of whatever the caster so desires at the target or victim[1].

Professor Remus Lupin a teacher of Defence Against the Dark Arts at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, used this charm to shoot a wad of gum at Peeves, the school's poltergeist, on 2 September, 1993[1].

Etymology

"Waddiwasi" comes from two words. "Vadd" and "vas-y". "Vadd" is a Swedish word that can mean "wadding" and "vas-y" is French term that means "go ahead" or "Come on!" Together, they can roughly mean "The wad goes ahead."

Appearances

Notes and references

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Chapter 7 (The Boggart in the Wardrobe)

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