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waf·fle1 / ˈwäfəl; ˈwô-/ inf. • v. [intr.] 1. fail to make up one's mind: Joseph had been waffling over where to go. 2. chiefly Brit. speak or write, esp. at great length, without saying anything important or useful: he waffled on about everything that didn't matter. • n. 1. a failure to make up one's mind: his waffle on abortion. 2. chiefly Brit. lengthy but trivial or useless talk or writing. DERIVATIVES: waf·fler / ˈwäf(ə)lər; ˈwô-/ n.waf·fly / ˈwäf(ə)lē; ˈwô-/ adj. waf·fle2 • n. a small crisp batter cake, baked in a waffle iron and eaten hot with butter or syrup. • adj. denoting a style of fine honeycomb weaving or a fabric woven to give a honeycomb effect.

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waffle Crisp, golden‐brown pancake with deep indentations made by baking batter in a waffle iron which cooks both sides simultaneously.

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waffle (U.S.) batter-cake. XIX. — Du. wafel, early waefel = MLG. wāfel.