gof·​fer ˈgä-fər How to pronounce goffer (audio)
ˈgō- How to pronounce goffer (audio)
variants or gauffer
goffered or gauffered; goffering or gauffering; goffers or gauffers

transitive verb

: to crimp, plait, or flute (linen, lace, etc.) especially with a heated iron
goffer noun

Word History


French gaufrer, from gaufre honeycomb, waffle, from Old French, of Germanic origin; akin to Middle Dutch wafel waffle

First Known Use

1706, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of goffer was in 1706

Dictionary Entries Near goffer

Cite this Entry

“Goffer.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goffer. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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