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Waddiwasi
Incantation

Waddiwasi[1]
(wah-dee-WAH-see)[1]

Type

Charm[1]

Hand Movement

Point wand[1]

Light

None[1]

Effect

Shoots a small and soft wad of whatever the caster desires at a target[1]

"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" which is what this spell, in a way, does.

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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