- 1North 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.
- 2chiefly British Speak or write, especially at great length, without saying anything important or useful: he waffled on about everything that didn’t matterMore 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.
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- 1US 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.
- 2chiefly British Lengthy but trivial or useless talk or writing.More example sentences
- 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.
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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.
Pronunciation: /ˈwäf(ə)lər, ˈwô-/noun
Pronunciation: /ˈwäf(ə)lē, ˈwô-/adjective
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.