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waffle

noun waf·fle \ ˈwä-fəl , ˈwȯ- \

Definition of waffle

: a crisp cake of batter baked in a waffle iron

Origin and Etymology of waffle

Dutch wafel, from Middle Dutch wafele; akin to Old High German waba honeycomb, Old English wefan to weave


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waffle

verb

Definition of waffle

waffled; waffling play \ˈwä-f(ə-)liŋ, ˈwȯ-\
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
  • The Times Literary Supplement (London)

waffler

play \ˈwä-f(ə-)lər, ˈwȯ-\ noun

Examples of waffle in a Sentence

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

Origin and Etymology of waffle

frequentative of obsolete woff to yelp, of imitative origin


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waffle

noun

Definition of waffle

: empty or pretentious words : tripe

First Known Use of waffle

circa 1888


WAFFLE Defined for English Language Learners

waffle

verb

Definition of waffle for English Language Learners

  • : 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


WAFFLE Defined for Kids

waffle

noun waf·fle \ ˈwä-fəl \

Definition of waffle for Students

: a crisp cake of batter baked in a waffle iron and often indented with a pattern of small squares


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