- 1British Speak or write at length in a vague or trivial manner: he waffled on about his problemsMore example sentences
- Anyone willing to pay money to hear us all waffle on for sixty minutes of unbridled nonsense?
- They've waffled on at length about it, but as is usual the action comes a generation later.
- It seems they just waffle on in the local press about the litter in the local park.
- 2North American Fail to make up one’s mind: Joseph had been waffling over where to goMore example sentences
- 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.
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- 1 [mass noun] British Lengthy but vague or trivial talk or writing: we’ve edited out some of the waffleMore example sentences
prattle, jabbering, verbiage, drivel, meaningless talk, nonsense, twaddle, gibberish, stuff and nonsense, bunkum, mumbo jumbo, padding, flannel, verbosity, prolixity• informal hot air, poppycock, tripe, bosh, bunk, blah, hogwash, eyewash, gobbledegook, rot, tommyrot, guffBritish • informal wittering• rare logorrhoea
- Was all this vague new age waffle disguised as insight still managing to fool people?
- At the time, US government spokespeople dismissed it as so much waffle, especially railing against the intimations that ‘death squads’ might be involved.
- All we got from him during Tuesday's ‘debate’ at the party conference was a lot of waffle about the new fees being used to give bursaries to poorer students.
- 2 [in singular] US A failure to make up one’s mind: his waffle on abortionMore example sentences
- It has been widely suggested that the Vatican meetings this week produced another waffle.
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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.
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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.
late 17th century (originally in the sense 'yap, yelp'): frequentative of dialect waff 'yelp', of imitative origin.
- A small crisp batter cake, baked in a waffle iron and eaten hot with butter or syrup.More example sentences
- 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.
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- Denoting a style of fine honeycomb weaving or a fabric woven to give a honeycomb effect.More example sentences
- 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.