Definitions for waffleˌwɒf əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

waf•fleˌwɒf əl(n.)

  1. a batter cake baked in a hinged appliance (waf′fle i′ron) that forms a gridlike pattern on each side.

    Category: Cooking

  2. (adj.)Also, waf′fled. having a gridlike or indented lattice shape or design.

Origin of waffle:

1735–45; < D wafel

waf•fleˈwɒf əl(v.; n.)-fled, -fling

  1. (v.i.)to speak or write equivocally:

    to waffle on fundamental issues.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  2. (v.t.)to speak or write equivocally about.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

  3. (n.)waffling language.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

Origin of waffle:

1890–95; orig. dial. (Scots, N England): to wave about, flutter, be hesitant; prob. waff puff or blast of air +-le


waf•fleˈwɒf əl(v.i.)-fled, -fling.

  1. to talk aimlessly or tiresomely; blather.

    Category: British

Origin of waffle:

1695–1705; appar. waff to bark, yelp (imit.) + -le

Princeton's WordNet

  1. waffle(verb)

    pancake batter baked in a waffle iron

  2. hesitate, waver, waffle(verb)

    pause or hold back in uncertainty or unwillingness

    "Authorities hesitate to quote exact figures"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. waffle(noun)ˈwɒf əl

    a flat bread with a pattern of square holes

    waffles with syrup

  2. waffleˈwɒf əl

    meaningless talk

    ***politicians' waffle

Webster Dictionary

  1. Waffle(noun)

    a thin cake baked and then rolled; a wafer

  2. Waffle(noun)

    a soft indented cake cooked in a waffle iron


  1. Waffle

    A waffle is a batter-based or dough-based cake cooked in a waffle iron patterned to give a characteristic size, shape and surface impression. There are many variations based on the type of iron and recipe used, with over a dozen regional varieties in Belgium alone. Waffles are eaten throughout the world, particularly in Belgium, France, Netherlands, Scandinavia, and the United States.

Translations for waffle

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


1talk of this kind

His speech was pure waffle. He has no idea what he's talking about.

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