waffle

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1waf·fle

noun \ˈwä-fəl, ˈw-\

Definition of WAFFLE

:  a crisp cake of batter baked in a waffle iron

Origin of WAFFLE

Dutch wafel, from Middle Dutch wafele; akin to Old High German waba honeycomb, Old English wefan to weave
First Known Use: 1744

Other Food Terms

Reuben, calamari, chuck, curry, edamame, foie gras, hummus, leaven, nonpareil, peel

2waffle

verb

: to be unable or unwilling to make a clear decision about what to do

: to talk or write a lot without saying anything important or interesting

waf·fledwaf·fling \-f(ə-)liŋ\

Full Definition of WAFFLE

intransitive verb
1
:  equivocate, vacillate <waffled on the important issues>; also :  yo-yo, flip-flop
2
:  to talk or write foolishly :  blather <can waffle…tiresomely off the point — Times Literary Supplement>
waf·fler \-f(ə-)lər\ noun

Examples of WAFFLE

  1. <she waffled when asked what she thought of her sister's new boyfriend>

Origin of WAFFLE

frequentative of obsolete woff to yelp, of imitative origin
First Known Use: 1868

3waffle

noun

Definition of WAFFLE

:  empty or pretentious words :  tripe

First Known Use of WAFFLE

circa 1888

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