goffer

verb
gof·​fer | \ ˈgä-fər How to pronounce goffer (audio) , ˈgȯ- also ˈgō-\
variants: or
goffered or gauffered; goffering or gauffering; goffers or gauffers

Definition of goffer

transitive verb

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

Other Words from goffer

goffer noun

First Known Use of goffer

1706, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for goffer

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

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“Goffer.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/goffered. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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