Point wand at victim
Fires an impacted object into the air.
- "He raised the wand to shoulder height, said "Waddiwasi!" and pointed it at Peeves. 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."
- —The spell's use on Peeves.[src]
Waddiwasi is a charm that removes impacted objects and launches them through the air at the will of the caster.
Behind the scenes
Latin vade, "travel." Possibly Swedish vadd, meaning "soft mass" (in this case, gum); or French vas y, "go there," as Lupin also directed the object upwards; or possibly from the English wad, as in "a wad of gum". Waddiwasi may also be a combination of the words wad and kamikaze. In this case, the spell's function is most likely to be as simple as causing a wad of something to launch itself sacrificially at someone nearby. As the perfect spitball launcher, such a charm would doubtless have been a favourite tool in the arsenal of troublemakers like Moony, Wormtail, Padfoot and Prongs.