There are 2 definitions of waffle in English:

waffle1

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɒf(ə)l
 
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informal

verb

[no object]
  • 2North American Fail to make up one’s mind: Joseph had been waffling over where to go
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    • Earlier today I'd been waffling about whether or not I'd take the night off and go hear a few bands.
    • He has waffled on doing away with the Patriot Act, courted the gun lobby and promised vigorous dialogue with the right.
    • I'm waffling here, unwilling to say we were snobby or we were justified in our behavior, but I can see it from both sides.

noun

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  • 2 [in singular] US A failure to make up one’s mind: his waffle on abortion
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    • It has been widely suggested that the Vatican meetings this week produced another waffle.

Derivatives

waffler

noun
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  • The club president must rule meetings with a firm hand, keeping the inevitable wafflers and time-wasters under control.
  • He then accused them of being a bunch of over-qualified wafflers who had no idea that the point of business was to sell, sell, sell.
  • They have compiled a chart and list of quotes on the 2004 Democratic presidential candidates - letting you know who the hawks, doves, and wafflers are.

waffly

adjective (wafflier, waffliest)
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  • You couldn't care less, because their language is waffly and you don't understand a word of it.
  • Presumably if Labor keeps it waffly enough, there'll be something in there for everyone else to vote for.
  • But you never know; the press release is one of those waffly ones that doesn't quite tell you everything you want to hear.

Origin

late 17th century (originally in the sense 'yap, yelp'): frequentative of dialect waff 'yelp', of imitative origin.

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There are 2 definitions of waffle in English:

waffle2

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Pronunciation: /ˈwɒf(ə)l
 
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noun

  • A small crisp batter cake, baked in a waffle iron and eaten hot with butter or syrup.
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    • Then a stack of hot waffles tumbling with maple syrup, cream and fresh fruits.
    • If you want intense blueberry syrup, make this one to serve over pancakes, waffles or ice cream.
    • Angel had never seen so much food: pancakes and eggs, waffles and syrup, and so much more.

adjective

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  • Denoting a style of fine honeycomb weaving or a fabric woven to give a honeycomb effect.
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    • The waffle material is really lightweight, but does an excellent job of keeping you warm!
    • This shirt, which comes in six solid colors, is woven in a waffle pattern and features a treatment that makes the silk truly washable.
    • If a guy had a pair of matching white waffle bathrobes, then I would assume other women would have at some stage worn the lady-sized robe.

Origin

mid 18th century: from Dutch wafel; compare with wafer and goffer.

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