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"waffle" in British English

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waffleverb [I]

uk   /ˈwɒf.əl/ us   /ˈwɑː.fəl/ disapproving
  • waffle verb [I] (FAIL TO DECIDE)

US UK dither to be unable to make a decision: I waffled a lot before finally deciding to take the job.

wafflenoun

uk   /ˈwɒf.əl/ us   /ˈwɑː.fəl/
  • waffle noun (CAKE)

[C] a type of bread or cake made from batter (= a thin mixture of milk, flour, and egg) cooked in a special pan whose surface forms a pattern of raised squares
  • waffle noun (TALK)

[U] UK 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."
(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, light cake, the surface of which is formed into a pattern of raised squares, often eaten for breakfast

waffleverb [I]

us   /ˈwɑf·əl/
  • waffle verb [I] (NOT DECIDE)

to keep changing your decisions about something so that no clear decision is made: This administration has a tendency to waffle on important questions.
(Definition of waffle from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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“waffle” in American English

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Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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