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waffle

verb [I] uk   /ˈwɒf.l̩/ us    /ˈwɑː.fl̩/ disapproving
to talk or write a lot without giving any useful information or any clear answers: If you don't know the answer, it's no good just waffling (on) for pages and pages.

waffle

noun uk   /ˈwɒf.l̩/ us    /ˈwɑː.fl̩/

waffle noun (CAKE)

[C] a thin, light cake, the surface of which is formed into a pattern of raised squares, eaten especially in the US and Canada

waffle noun (TALK)

[U] disapproving talk or writing that uses a lot of words but does not give any useful information: "What did he say?" "Oh, it was a load of waffle - nothing important at all."
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