waffle Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of “waffle” in the English Dictionary

"waffle" in British English

See all translations

waffleverb [I]

uk   /ˈwɒf.l̩/  us   /ˈwɑː.fl̩/ disapproving

waffle verb [I] (TALK)

UK to ​talk or write a lot without giving any ​usefulinformation or any ​clearanswers: If you don't ​know the ​answer, it's no good just waffling (on) for ​pages and ​pages.

waffle verb [I] (FAIL TO DECIDE)

US (UK dither) to be ​unable to make a ​decision: I waffled a lot before ​finallydeciding to take the ​job.

wafflenoun

uk   /ˈwɒf.l̩/  us   /ˈwɑː.fl̩/

waffle noun (CAKE)

[C] a ​type of ​bread or ​cake made from batter (= a ​thinmixture of ​milk, ​flour, and ​egg)cooked in a ​specialpan whose ​surfaceforms a ​pattern of ​raisedsquares

waffle noun (TALK)

[U] UK disapproving talk or writing that uses a lot of words but does not give any ​usefulinformation: "What did he say?" "Oh, it was a ​load of waffle - nothing ​important at all."
(Definition of waffle from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"waffle" in American English

See all translations

wafflenoun [C]

 us   /ˈwɑf·əl/

waffle noun [C] (CAKE)

a ​thin, ​lightcake, the ​surface of which is ​formed into a ​pattern of ​raisedsquares, often ​eaten for ​breakfast

waffleverb [I]

 us   /ˈwɑf·əl/

waffle verb [I] (NOT DECIDE)

to ​keepchangingyourdecisions about something so that no ​cleardecision is made: This ​administration has a ​tendency to waffle on ​importantquestions.
(Definition of waffle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of waffle?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day
coeducational

having male and female students being taught together in the same school or college rather than separately

Word of the Day

Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
Introducing a new author and a new weekly blog post!
by Cambridge Dictionaries Online,
August 27, 2015
The English language is constantly changing. You know that. But did you know that at Cambridge Dictionaries Online we keep track of the changes? We continually add new words and new meanings to our online dictionary for learners of English. Some of them are new to English entirely (neologisms), and some

Read More 

hyperpalatable adjective
hyperpalatable adjective
August 24, 2015
describes food with heightened levels of sugar and salt, intended to be extremely appealing In Brazil, where the prevalence of overweight and obese adults has doubled since 1980, crisps, biscuits, energy bars and sugary drinks formulated to be ‘hyper-palatable’ are much more widely eaten than previously.

Read More