waffle

waffle
I UK [ˈwɒf(ə)l] / US [ˈwɑf(ə)l] noun
Word forms "waffle":
singular waffle plural waffles
1) [countable] a flat cake that has deep square marks on both sides
2) [uncountable] informal talk or writing that uses a lot of words but does not say anything important or interesting

II UK [ˈwɒf(ə)l] / US [ˈwɑf(ə)l] verb [intransitive]
Word forms "waffle":
present tense I/you/we/they waffle he/she/it waffles present participle waffling past tense waffled past participle waffled
1) waffle or waffle on
British informal to talk or write using a lot of words but without saying anything interesting or important
2) American to avoid making a decision or stating a clear opinion when you speak or write

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  • waffle — Ⅰ. waffle [1] informal ► VERB ▪ speak or write at length in a vague or trivial manner. ► NOUN ▪ lengthy but vague or trivial talk or writing. DERIVATIVES waffler noun waffly adjective. ORIGIN from dial …   English terms dictionary

  • waffle — ☆ waffle1 [wä′fəl ] n. [Du wafel, akin to OHG waba, honeycomb, OE wefan, to WEAVE] a batter cake like a pancake but crisper, baked in a waffle iron, which gives it a gridlike surface adj. having a surface like that of a waffle: also waffled… …   English World dictionary

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  • waffle — [v] waver change, change one’s mind, equivocate, flip flop*, vacillate, yo yo*;  concept 46 …   New thesaurus

  • Waffle — A waffle is a light batter cake cooked in a waffle iron patterned to give a distinctive and characteristic shape.Varieties of waffle* The Brussels Waffle [ [http://www.aopy00.dsl.pipex.com/recipes/waffles.shtml Brussels Waffle recipe] ] or… …   Wikipedia

  • waffle — [[t]wɒ̱f(ə)l[/t]] waffles, waffling, waffled 1) VERB (disapproval) If you say that someone waffles, you are critical of them because they talk or write a lot without actually making any clear or important points. [BRIT, INFORMAL] My wife often… …   English dictionary

  • waffle — waffle1 /wof euhl/, n. 1. a batter cake with a pattern of deep indentations on each side, formed by the gridlike design on each of the two hinged parts of the metal appliance (waffle iron) in which the cake is baked. adj. 2. Also, waffled. having …   Universalium

  • Waffle — To waffle means to talk on and on about nothing. It is not something you eat. Americans often think that Brits waffle on about the weather. The truth of course is that our news reports last 60 120 seconds and the weather man is not hyped up to be …   The American's guide to speaking British

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