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waffle

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noun waf·fle \ˈwä-fəl, ˈwȯ-\

Definition of waffle

  1. :  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


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waffle

verb waf·fle

Simple Definition of waffle

  • : 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

Full Definition of waffle

waf·fledwaf·fling play \-f(ə-)liŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  equivocate, vacillate <waffled on the important issues>; also :  yo-yo, flip-flop

  3. 2 :  to talk or write foolishly :  blather <can waffle…tiresomely off the point — Times Literary Supplement>

waf·fler play \-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


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waffle

noun waf·fle

Definition of waffle

  1. :  empty or pretentious words :  tripe



Circa 1888

First Known Use of waffle

circa 1888



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