Meaning of “wafer” in the English Dictionary

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"wafer" in British English

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wafernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈweɪ.fər/ us /ˈweɪ.fɚ/

a very thin, dry biscuit that is often sweet

specialized religion a very thin, round piece of dry bread that the priest gives to people to eat during Holy Communion

Indian English a very thin, often round piece of fried potato or other vegetable, sometimes with a flavour added

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(Definition of “wafer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wafer" in American English

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wafernoun [ C ]

us /ˈweɪ·fər/

a very thin, dry cookie that is often sweet and flavored:

chocolate wafers

(Definition of “wafer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)