Definitions for waddingˈwɒd ɪŋ
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
any fibrous or soft material for stuffing, padding, packing, etc., esp. carded cotton in specially prepared sheets.
material used as wads for guns, cartridges, etc.
a wad or lump.
Origin of wadding:
packing material, packing, wadding(noun)
any material used especially to protect something
soft, fibrous cotton or wool used to make a wad, or as a packaging material
a wad, or the materials for wads; any pliable substance of which wads may be made
any soft stuff of loose texture, used for stuffing or padding garments; esp., sheets of carded cotton prepared for the purpose