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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 and Etymology 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

Definition of waffle

waffled

waffling

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>

waffler

play \-f(ə-)lər\ 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


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


WAFFLE Defined for English Language Learners


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waffle

verb waf·fle

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

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noun waf·fle \ˈwä-fəl\

Definition of waffle for Students

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



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