My practice lies right down on the ground, wet through by that icy fog that is freezing me into something I do not recognize.
Dick, Warner and Pennington were in the saddle, and they were wet through and through.
I got wet through a second time, getting over here from the 'Calf,' in a sinking boat.
I wave my hand and kiss it; my handkerchief is wet through and through.
At last he tumbled down into a pool of mud and water, and when he got up again all wet through I saw that the fox was really dead.
He was “wet through,” of course; there was little use in what I did.
I was wet through and beastly cold, so said I'd have a cup of coffee.
You had better go to the tent,” said I, “you will be wet through.
His hair and clothes were wet through; but, in the midst of all this danger, he never lost his cheerfulness for an instant.
And have you all wet through, and the guests shivering with cold?
Old English wæt "moist, liquid," from Proto-Germanic *wætaz (cf. Old Frisian wet ). Also from the Old Norse form, vatr. All related to water (n.1).
Wet blanket "person who has a dispiriting effect" is recorded from 1879, from use of blankets drenched in water to smother fires (the phrase is attested in this literal sense from 1660s). All wet "in the wrong" is recorded from 1923, American English; earlier simply wet "ineffectual," and perhaps ultimately from slang meaning "drunken" (c.1700). Wet-nurse is from 1610s. Wet dream is from 1851; in the same sense Middle English had ludificacioun "an erotic dream."
He knew som tyme a man of religion, þat gaff hym gretelie vnto chastitie bothe of his harte & of his body noghtwithstondyng he was tempid with grete ludificacions on þe nyght. ["Alphabet of Tales," c.1450]
Old English wætan "to be wet;" see wet (adj.). Related: Wetted; wetting.