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Meaning of “waffle” in the English Dictionary

"waffle" in British English

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waffleverb [I]

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

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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)
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